Kindling Collective

In by Hallie Herz

Kindling Collective is a queer-centered gear library creating an accessible pathway to outdoor experiences in Maine (Wabanaki Confederacy Territory). We aim to build community and support folks in the greater Portland area in building and sustaining relationships with the natural world. Kindling Collective will be a space where members can check out the gear they need for camping, hiking, and backpacking adventures. We will offer outdoor classes, guided trips, and office hours for trip planning. Library patrons will pay an income-based, sliding-scale member fee which will provide access to gear checkout, discounted classes and trips, and trip planning/gear repair open-library hours.