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Backyard Gardeners and Food Exchanges

June 14, 2011


There are some exciting things going on in the edible gardening scene in San Diego. Here’s a sample of events or groups I’ve learned about recently. First, a post from Edible San Diego’s Facebook page.

EDIBLE SAN DIEGO
Here’s another food exchange we just heard about. They have an exchange event coming up on June 23 at Art Produce on University Avenue. Are you going?

      Food Currency Trade is a social network for people who want to trade their homegrown fruits and vegetables with members of their own community. The idea is to exchange your tomatoes for my potatoes and his eggs for her honey. It doesn’t get any fresher, organic or local than this. No store bought goods or money will be exchanged.

Anyone interested in forming a Point Loma/Ocean Beach group?


Coronado Home Harvest

Three women in Coronado established this food exchange about a year ago and have more than 90 participants in their monthly events. An excerpt from their website:

Coronado Homegrown Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Exchange: “Sharing what we have.”

Bring your garden’s bounty, take home a wonderful assortment from Coronado’s finest gardens. No garden? Team up with a friend or neighbor. See a fruit tree in town that no one is eating, ask if you can harvest the crop and bring the owner a bag of fresh vegetables in return. 


SD Backyard Growers

Do you have surplus produce? Would you like to do something good with your extra vegetables and fruit?  Learn about SD Backyard Growers from their Facebook page:

Please support Backyard Growers by joining this group! If you are a backyard grower or just a supporter of growing food in urban, small backyard settings, please join! 

Hoping to establish a strong base of people who have micro-farms in their backyards who are looking for ways to make use of their surplus. Coming together on this can help formulate ideas and will hopefully create a little more good in the world.

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