I have personally picked up old, valuable garden tools at yard sales for a fraction of the cost of newer versions. They often work just as good if not better. If LEAF were to start scouting these things out and collecting them, these items could be loaned out like library books and/or LEAF could also ask for a small donation as well to cover the cost of storage, maintenance, oversight. LEAF could also start a Spring Starts Sale whereby LEAF starts a variety of plants from seed and sells them to the community each spring. This could be one way of raising funds. Starts could be done in egg cartons and other assorted containers that are collected, donated, etc.