5 Ideas For a Special Easter

02/04/2015

So the holidays are almost here, huh? What we usually do when we have many days-off lined one after the other is to succumb to our escalating levels of laziness and spent all of our free time eating and…

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Collaborative Consumption Principles

15/03/2013

The world continues to change and we continue to see resurgence in ways of life that have worked in the past. This is true with collaborative consumption, as it is gaining momentum again in a variety of areas of lifestyles. The short definition is to share the use of something. This can apply to many things, from those who like to trade books for reading, to the sharing of bicycles and cars as modes of transportation, usually in large cities such as New York. Collaborative consumption also…

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Community Gardening: A Taste of the Farm Life to the City

06/03/2013

When a few friends and neighbors approached a local school about a temporary use for some vacant land, it benefited the entire community. That’s what happened in a Sacramento neighborhood and it brought a taste of the farm life to the city. On that land, they developed a community garden. There was not a lot of planning about what they were going to plant and where. They just did it. No chemicals were used to kill weeds or pests; the produce was raised organically, through good soil and water, and…

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Pioneer Farm: Communigrow, UK

18/02/2013

Communigrow is a social enterprise working in Kent, to create a community growing project for the benefit of young people and families interested in growing their own produce affordably and sustainably. There is one line that sums up the idea, "We are never going to be able to afford local, organic, sustainably raised food without doing it for ourselves" Inspired by the ever increasing interest in good local food with a desire to exhibit best community engagement it is essential to promote…

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Rossi Mitova: Let's bring the power of crowdfunding to the small farm

19/11/2012

We live in a hectic world. A world of comprised of businesses, trading and mass production. In a society defined by consumerism the decision we have to take is ‘To have or to Be?’ Not long ago, I had to make this decision. As a graduate with a financial degree from Cass Business School in London my future was apparently predetermined: I was to start my career in the financial world where seemingly endless 100 hour working weeks in the city awaited me. On one of my visits home to Bulgaria, a…

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farmhopping: We Launched our Info Website on Global Sharing Day

16/11/2012

farmhopping is proud to announce that we’ve launched our new website. The website acts as an information source for all things related to the farmhopping project. Launching on Global Sharing Day (November 14th) was not coincidental; it’s because we are dedicated to all things collaborative and the idea of ‘collaborative consumption’. The Global Sharing Day event is based around ‘collaborative consumption’ - bringing people together to share their ideas and knowledge. It can be anything from food, to…

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