outsourcing vegetable gardening and CSAs
Here's a wild new idea.
... MyFarm is an enterprise that puts vegetable gardens into people's backyards, then sends a gardener once a week to do upkeep and harvest, leaving fresh produce behind ... Trevor Paque calls his enterprise a "decentralized urban farm." ... aims to turn under-used, overgrown backyards into plots of green that will provide organically grown food .... what makes Paque's venture different is that he sees all the gardens as merely components of one large farm .... His plan is to take that land and use it to create a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). ... The more extra produce a yard grows, over and above the owners' needs, the less they will pay for weekly upkeep.
Here's the link for MyFarm's website. They have great photos of their gardens.
What a concept! Can you imagine a vegetable garden in EVERY backyard ... or front yard. Not only the White House, but every house.
Why do this? I think I have a list somewhere back in my blog of a few reasons to grow vegetable gardens. Here it is. I think most of these apply. Of course Pollan has written well detailed reasons: NY Times article and Moyer interview.
CSA (Community Supported Agriculture)
White House veggie garden proposal