Wednesday, September 9, 2009

(Sub) Urban Farming

We go every week to the local farmers' market, and we love supporting local farms, but we'd really like to grow some of our own fruits and vegetables.  Yet other things always seem to get in the way, so we never manage to get going with a home garden.  In short, we have the space, but we don't have the time (or, really, the expertise).

But recently I came across the group Urban Farmers. They aim to farm your backyard for you.  You supply the land and water and they supply the labor and expertise, paying a living wage to their workers.  According to their requirements, all you need is 300+ square feet of growing space.  You receive all the food you can eat and the excess is distributed to neighbors and charities.

Urban Farmers is planning to pilot the program in my hometown, so we have offered to participate.  We are awaiting a review of our property to see if we make the cut.  If so, home-grown fruits and veggies!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Joe,
    I offered my land to urban farmers too! Apparently they are in the process of evaluating 100 sites. Hope we make the cut!