- $20 for $40 worth of gadgets and gizmos
The True Value logo on the exterior of Gecko Hardware doesn't tell the whole story. That's because although the shop sells regular nuts, bolts, and tools, the shop owners' true purpose is to help guide their customers into greener, more sustainable, and self-reliant lifestyles through the sale of eco-friendly products. They specialize in DIY projects to make a house into a homestead, whether it is by building a chicken coop or utilizing rain barrels to feed a healthy organic garden.
This means their inventory is stocked with a range of unique items and native plants, alongside classic tools, gardening supplies, and George, the in-store live rooster mascot who is happy to meet guests. The staff shares knowledge on how to put these tools to use, and even hosts classes on topics such as how to garden in the city with raised beds or how to weave your own chair seats. They hope by offering these services they can help reduce our footprint on the world, and thus preserve it for the next generation or whatever alien race wants it the most.