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Getting tired of losing the Community Garden lottery?
Wish you had a lovely vegetable garden, but you don't have the time, skill, money, physical ability (etc.) to grow one?
Check out this new yard-sharing site: www.hyperlocavore.ning.com
On this site, people anywhere on the planet can set up a "pod" where local non-gardeners WITH land can meet local gardeners WITHOUT land and make a garden happen. The site only brings you together: you have to make your own agreements about how to share their resources (and veggies).
Upon first entering the site, use the search tool to find out if there is already a pod within easy walking or biking distance of where you live or work. If so, you can register and get in touch with people in your area who want to yard share. If not, you can create your own "pod" to attract like-minded people in your area.
Here's the secret that will make it easy for you to create a "pod" for your area on the HyperLocavore site (this feature is not quite user-friendly): you must click ON the pods/groups tab (NOT on one of the drop-down menu items that pop up when you hover your mouse OVER the pods/groups tab). Once you've clicked on the pods/groups tab, look in the top right-hand corner of the new screen, and click where it says "Add a Group." From there, it's a cake walk.
I hope your neighborhood will be hopping with yard- and vegetable-sharing activity this summer!
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