Sunday, April 30, 2006

What About a Tool for Community Garden Organizing?

Reader Chris Davis wrote in about my recent guest piece at WorldChanging on neighbors sharing gardening space, and had an idea:
We've seen the power of online community organizing tools, but I'm not aware of anything that would allow people to indicate if they'd like to garden or else offer a small piece of land for others to garden. Do you think there would be sufficient interest in people using an online tool such as this? Picture something like a google maps community garden mashup... I'd be willing to help in its development, but I'm curious to hear what other people think about this idea first.
I told Chris I thought it was a great idea, and some of the comments on the WC piece suggested to me that interest is there. But, what do you guys think? Would there be sufficient demand for such a resource to warrant creating it?

I also noticed that one of the comments at WC came from RiverSider of the Save the Ribble campaign. Check out their blog (which Shea pointed out to me... apologies for being slow to post...).

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