Dr. Paul P from New Jersey wrote in to ask me if I knew of a way he could grow food with no time. He has an empty backyard. He is really interested in greenhouses and aquaponics. Being a doctor he clearly recognizes that homegrown food is going to be pure and healthy. But how could he do it with his busy schedule?
Well Dr. Paul, here is what I suggest. There are several different websites on the net designed to help people with land connect up with people who want to garden. All of these sites are free. And yes, I bet they would sure appreciate a donation.
http://www.SharedEarth.com offers a place for both landowners and gardeners to put up a listing and make connections.
http://www.sharingbackyards.com/ is another site – Strong on Canada, but includes U.S. and International.
http://www.growfriend.org/ offers anonymous postings
Don’t forget good ole’ Craigslist which is also world-wide www.craigslist.org/
Here are some more sites outside the U.S:
http://www.landshareaustralia.com.au/news/matchmaking-service-for-gardeners-begins-in-the-northern-rivers/ Land sharing is big in Australia, too!
I’ll post up more sites whenever I come across any more. And, if anyone has a site I’ve missed, please leave a comment below and let us know the link.
Marjory Wildcraft is an Expedition Leader and Bioneer Blogger with The [Grow] Network, which is an online community that recognizes the wisdom of “homegrown food on every table.” Marjory has been featured as an expert on sustainable living by National Geographic, she is a speaker at Mother Earth News fairs, and is a returning guest on Coast to Coast AM. She is an author of several books, but is best known for her “Grow Your Own Groceries” video series, which is used by more than 300,000 homesteaders, survivalists, universities, and missionary organizations around the world.