Architects of a New Dawn

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Help me get yard sharing going in your communities!

Interview with Liz McLellan founder of a free yard sharing community.
What is yard sharing? Watch the very brief interview to find out. I can immediately help people help themselves!
I just need your help to get the word out!
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Comment by Ron Tocknell on July 26, 2009 at 3:07am
Great idea. In the UK, there have been projects on "waste" ground, which is usually around an industrial plot that has fallen into disuse. Locating the owners can often be a mission but, technically, the owner is legally responsible for any land they own and can be enforced to maintain it to an acceptable level (although this is rarely the case). Usually, owners are amenable to their land being used for community garden projects as it means the land is being maintained for them while it remains vacant.

The advantage of this is that anyone and everyone can get involved. This includes people who we may think twice about having in our own yard. Strangers become friends, people who live in flats (apartments) have access to land to grow vegetables etc. Are there similar projects in the US?
Comment by Silja Saareoks-Kaldre on June 11, 2009 at 12:29pm
Great video!


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