The Louisville club has had success having lava shipped in from Colorado. Our most recent purchase was 4 full pallets of RQ – red 1/4 clean from Colorado Lava (http://www.coloradolava.com/
). I sift to 2 sizes, medium and small using the 2 smaller screens in the 3 screen set. A few dollars per back added onto the cost + shipping has yielded a small profit, and benefited the club members with available soil components for a good price.
The Cincinnati club always does well with their White Elephant sale, thanks in part to some very generous members donating superior trees, tools, pots, and other supplies for sale. Others bring items for sale with small percentages going to the club. Another great benefit to both club and members.
Of course both clubs have dues, but neither have explored ads in the newsletter that I am aware of.