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SharedEarth.com: The Craigslist for gardeners | Women of Green

SharedEarth.com: The Craigslist for gardeners

You’ve got land, but you aren’t the gardening type. She’s got a green thumb, but nowhere to dig. Sounds like a match made in heaven? Thanks to SharedEarth.com, it is. Think of it as a Craigslist for gardening. It matches people with land to people with hoes. Here’s what founder, internet entrepreneur Adam Dell said in a Treehugger interview:

“I wanted a garden, but I don’t have the time or know-how to garden myself. So I put an ad on Craigslist and within a couple of days I had several responses. The ad said, ‘I’ll provide the land, water and materials if you’ll provide the work. We can share the produce 50-50.’ I found a credible person who loves gardening, but lives in an apartment. We met, came up with a plan and she got to work. She put together some top soil, some flower beds and seedlings. Now I have a rich, vibrant garden on my property where we grow tomatoes, jalapeños, arugula, Italian figs, spinach. I love that I have a beautiful garden that occupies what used to just be a patch of grass and I’m getting fresh produce from it. My gardener loves gardening and loves that she gets to take home a portion of the produce. When I started to investigate this, I called around to a number of community gardens in Austin and around the country. What I found is that virtually all of them have waiting lists. What that tells you is there are many people out there who would like to have access to land, but can’t find it. That is why we built SharedEarth.com.”

Isn’t that the greatest? Read more on Treehugger.com

 

 

2 Comments
  1. That’s cool, but knowing how much work goes into starting a garden, I think the gardener should get 80% of the produce the first and second years.

  2. The beauty of this is that you can create whatever works for you. Thanks for your comment!

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