The Urban Farmer Directory

My friend, Esperanza is taking on the huge task of putting together a directory of Urban Farmers. From her site:


Urban Farming and homesteading have taken hold of cities across the U.S. A severe recession and failing food system have prompted many of us to find creative economic solutions and to grow our own food. California’s Bay Area is one of the nation’s hot spots for testing the sustainability and economic viability of urban agriculture. With this in mind, the Urban Farmer Directory is a tool to: organize and connect a growing industry; keep local food accessible and affordable in our communities; and push the bounds of urban agriculture.
The Urban Farmer Directory is a listing of folks that grow food and medicinals and keep animals to maintain the health of our families and communities, to educate and/or to trade. The directory will include a contact name, farm name (if applicable), phone, email, website, city, specialty crops, livestock keeping and products/services offered. The directory will be primarily online. There will be a one time summary print piece about it.
This directory will support creative projects, social enterprise and economic innovation for people interested in food and farming in and near Bay Area cities. By creating and sharing an online directory, urban farmers and homesteaders will have quick access to information, a space to promote their unique products and services, and an online place to organize, collaborate, and share resources.
The Urban Farmer Directory includes:
Farming/homesteading information
Homestead product & service listings
Products & services for trade
Educational resources
Opportunities for collaboration
Shared resources

You can help get this project off the ground with a donation on her kickstarter site. This will be really helpful to all of us urban farmers looking for more resources.

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