Fact: Residential American yards add up to some 4.5 million acres—enough to grow 43.5 million tons of food.
So, how do you take that information and RUN with it?
You launch a website that pairs people who want to garden or farm with people who have land or tools to share …
That was the goal of food advocates at Sustainable America when they bought and buoyed an existing site called Shared Earth in 2014.
Overhauled and backed by Sustainable America, Shared Earth became a non-profit corporation designed to manage the largest community garden in the world.
“We are comprised entirely of volunteers whose passion, knowledge, and dedication are based on our belief that we can change the way land is used and food is grown—one garden at a time,” explains the Shared Earth Team. “Not only will you enjoy fresh, local food, you will make a difference in our food system, create communities, and raise awareness around local food and health.”
Here’s a short video about how it works: