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Why I built hyperlocavore - a yard sharing community....

...to enable everyone who wants to grow and learn to grow food to do so inexpensively and quickly. Wait lists in the US for community garden plots are years long.

The average age of US farmers is 50. It is a dying population.

We need to relearn and learn wise sustainable localized systems fast because we are running out of two things that make current levels of food production possible.

- skilled farmers
- cheap oil

We hook up
  • people who need space to grow
  • people who need help with their garden
  • people who want to farm the burbs with people who are willing to allow their yards to become part of serial CSAs
  • apartment dwellers
  • neighbors who want to share extra produce or start composting together
  • people who want to trade plants and share seeds locally
  • people who want to save money on food AND gardening...
The site is free.

I've posted two videos as well

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Comment by Turil Cronburg on March 23, 2010 at 1:34am
This is a project that deserves the word's attention! There are so many underused spaces, and so many willing gardeners that it's awe inspiring to imagine what would be possible with a simple mechanism to connect these two kinds of resources. And now that you've created a site that can do that, imagination will become reality very, very soon...

And even if you don't get lots of money, you'll definitely get plenty of volunteers and other kinds of more directly useful resources, I'm sure, so that the project will be highly successful. So keep moving forward, as things are nearly guaranteed to work out well soon enough. :-)
Comment by MoE on March 23, 2010 at 1:39am
Hi Liz, thanks for sharing this. +1 KNOWLEDGE SHARE from me
Also, I added the link to EVOKE's wiki, on the "urban farming" page. Feel free to create a wh*** new page to describe the project (if you wish, but you're not familiar with wikis, here you can find a few basic instructions). Please let me know if you do that, I'll be pleased to link it from other pages.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 23, 2010 at 5:53pm
Great project. I'm trying to go totally local, I have a big enough garden and chickens and beans for protein. We should team up, I'm working on a Global Gratitude Garden project that would tie in well with this.
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 24, 2010 at 10:34pm
This is Awesome!!! linking urban farmers to people who have a yard to people who needs one to people to chefs to community organizers . . . Awesome!!!
Comment by Liz McLellan hyperlocavore.com on March 24, 2010 at 10:50pm
Glad you like it Patricio!

Folks if you are interested - @TheOilDrum & @hyperlocavore | we are talking about "the neighborhood" as a key to a thrivable future - please join the discussion | http://bit.ly/aUIydN
Comment by Theodore Burt on April 22, 2010 at 5:37pm
This is a great project and I can't wait to be involved. I will be following this and letting my friends know.


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