Hyperlocavore is here to help you form a yardhsharing group with
people in your neighborhood, a group of friends, a community
restaurant and it's neighbors, families, faith communities or new
friends made here.
What is a
A hyperlocavore is a person who tries to eat as much food as
locally as possible. Growing your own is as local as it gets! We
build resilience block by block with our neighbors friends and
What is 'yard sharing or a yard share'?
Yard sharing is an arrangement between people to share skills and
gardening resources; space, time, strength, tools or skills, in
order to grow food as locally as possible, to make neighborhoods
resilient, kids healthy and food much cheaper! The group can be
friends, family, neighbors, members of a faith community (or any
combination!) It's also been called garden sharing or land sharing.
It's a bottom up model that allows people to get growing right
Why would I want to set up a yard
Yard sharing is a way to connect people who love to garden, people
who love healthy fresh food and people who have yards! Often people
who have yards have little time time for a vegetable garden. And
sometimes gardeners have trouble finding soil to garden in because
they rent an apartment! Sometimes older people lack stamina and are
socially isolated, finding younger people to partner in growing
food together works wonderfully for all.
Yard sharing makes sense for:
- apartment dwellers
- busy parents
- older people
- cheap bastards
- farmers lacking land
- curious kids
- folks with a disability
- people who want to get outside more
- people that want to eat better
- people that want to eat cheaper
- people who want to make their community stronger and more
- people who like their food super fresh
- people worried about peak oil
- and maybe you! (if your not on the list - send me a note!)
100 more reasons.
Yard sharing cuts down on greenhouse gases by limiting the travel
time of fruit and vegetables to your table.
Yard sharing is a great way to connect with your family, friends
Yard sharing helps you eat more veggies!
Yard sharing can be a workable solution for people with physical
Yard sharing is an excellent way to teach children about food and
Yard sharing is a great way to get cheaper produce to older people
on a fixed income!
Yard sharing helps you get enough vitamin D from sunshine!
Yard sharing is a way to avoid pesticides and other chemicals on
Yard sharing is fun!
Nothing tastes as good as food you grew yourself!
Yard sharing creates independent local food systems that are not as
sensitive to the price of oil.
Who can yard share?
Anyone! If you don't see a group for your area just create one!
Then send invites to people in your neighborhood, your friends and
their friends and maybe you will find someone willing to start with
Can we set up a private group for
our yard sharing peeps?
Sure! I only ask that when you name your group, you put "pod" in
the title so that we can distinguish those people seeking from
those already having formed a yard share group (or pod). For
instance - You might call your pod "Smith Street Pod - New
What is a pod?
A pod is a private group set up to organize a particular group of
people sharing resources.
I don't see my state, city or
town, may I add it?
Please do! It's just one person - me - starting this site up!
I can use all the help I can get!