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Help YardSprout win $50,000!

YardSprout recently entered the Changemakers Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition, which gives out 5 prizes of $50,000 each. Please comment on our contest entry by Monday, July 18th!

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This step is very important to us – our goal is to stimulate dozens of comments, so please express your thoughts, ideas or questions by following the links above.  You can also:

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eBay Foundation and Ashoka’s Changemakers created this online competition to “find the world’s most innovative, market-based solutions that create economic opportunity and generate employment for disadvantaged populations.”  YardSprout wants to create economic opportunity for hundreds of thousands of gardeners and farmers and millions of residents by helping people grow food in yards at their homes, schools, businesses, and beyond.You can help make a difference in YardSprout’s growth!

Voting for this competition begins on July 18th, so get your comments in before then! Judges will give consideration to public support, so please take a minute to provide your valuable feedback.

Thank you again for your kind support.

1 Comment

  1. Hey Yard Sprout,

    I think this is a fantastic new project and would love to be involved on a personal and professional level. I am an experienced organic gardener with an academic background in sustainable agriculture and economic development. I also am the Farmers Market Manager in downtown Hillsborough, North Carolina for the Eno River Farmers Market. I believe there is a plethora of ways to continue connecting local farmers to food distributors and restaurants. My experience from working in Hillsborough is that quite a bit of people grow food, but perhaps it is not done with a non-pesticide or synthetic approach. I am interested to see how once you inspire people to grow, how they can also understand and be more educated about organic farming practices.

    I have recently started soliciting local food vendors and chefs to prepare food from our local vendors and sell on site at the market. That way, they can taste the food prepared and then walk right over to the vendor for that “special heirloom” tomato.

    I encourage you to visit other markets across the state that have different bylaws and radius clauses and see how you can continue connecting people to local food issues.

    Thanks,
    Alexis Mastromichalis
    Farmers Market Manager for Eno River Farmers Market

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