I am the creator and moderator of hyperlocavore. I am here to help you get in touch with like minded people who are hoping to set up a yard sharing arrangement, a group garden, a neighborhood produce exchange or a urban CSA of linked yards, or your existing CSA farm! We also want to support your efforts as a group via tools to organize, hold events, plan your gardens. So please join us and visit often!
After 25 years in the tech field as a web strategist for non-profits and user interface specialist, I’ve moved to the country. I am a farm nerd, and geek I must. I started Hyperlocavore - A Free Yard Sharing Community to encourage people to grow food with their friends, family and neighbors. It’s a social networked yard sharing community dedicated to help you build resilience in your neighborhood. I’m blogging here about the experience of building the site, helping communities and all the things I will be doing at the farm where I live in very rural Eastern Oregon.
Remember - There's only two things that money can't buy, that's true love and homegrown tomatoes!
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Sharon Astyk is one of my favorite thinkers on resilience and sustainability. She brings it down to the ground where it belongs. In this blog she covers what we need to get sustainability working in our neighborhoods. It's going to take more than canning, kale and clotheslines. It's going to take getting involved at the municipal level as an organized group and at a national level. Many of the things that make living in the burbs potentially sustainable - are actually illegal at this time.…Continue
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We built this in cooperation with our local thrift store - Jacob's Dream. Food security is becoming a critical pressing issue as food benefits are being drastically cut across the country.
The people affected by these cuts are predominantly children, the elderly, veterans and people with disabilities.
One of the ways we can all help is to grow more food to share with food banks and our neighbors.
Seed sharing helps us grow more.
It's very easy to set one up. Find…Continue
I got to ask Mel Bartholomew father of the Square Foot Gardening method what he thought about the issues some people see around peat moss. I learned a bit - enjoy http://www.melbartholomew.com/whats-up-with-peat-moss/
Are you a Square Foot Gardener? What's your experience? How many beds do you have and what do you grow?
At a personal and at the community level we are all looking for ways to thrive in tough times. It is surely a struggle our families and our friends. So much change, so much uncertainty even as we hear the economy is improving.... It is not improving for many of us. This is a list of my favorite books to help you get way beyond survival. We can dream bigger dreams while recognizing our interdependence. There is a new vision emerging...join us!…Continue
So I went to my shop today where I keep all my seeds and gardening stuff. It's mid January. We just got eight inches of snow. I started absentmindedly filling small pots with soil. My body had decided it was time to start those tomato…Continue