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Happy Growing Season 2015!

It's certainly not planting weather everywhere, but here in the Northern Hemisphere, Seedy Saturdays are upon us, and it's time to find a plot of land. If you've used Sharing Backyards previously, you may have noticed we have some bugs to work out. We have good news: our team is hard at work on a Beta site that will fix all of our current bugs. Once the Beta site is up, we will be fundraising to do a full site rebuild to add new features and improve the experience for all users of the Sharing Backyards website.

While the full rebuild may take us a year or more, we expect to have the Beta site ready within a few months. As soon as the Beta site is ready, we will launch it here. In the meantime, please continue to use this site. Thank you all for your continued support of our programs, and for your patience as we work out the kinks in our systems. Happy garden planning to you all.
- Chris

Welcome to Sharing Backyards

One of the biggest barriers to growing food in the city is access to land - despite the fact that many yards, lawns, and backyards have plenty of room to spare. Sharing Backyards links people with unused yard space with those looking for a place to grow food.

If you have a garden and want to share it with someone, or if you are looking for a space to garden, Sharing Backyards is for you. Have questions? Please read our Frequently Asked Questions before emailing for support.

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Bring Sharing Backyards to Your Community

Help green your community by becoming one of our Local Partners!
Sharing Backyards will:

  1. Boost your land available for urban agriculture
  2. Lower waiting lists for community garden plots
  3. Decrease the amount of food needing to be shipped across the country
  4. Help people lower their food costs
  5. Increase your city's vibrancy and resiliency to change

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