LocalGrow.org is organized into subsets that provide information on local gardening techniques and food vendors, which is developed and sustained by the community. The subsets are co-operative in that WikiGrow helps new and expert local gardeners cultivate a successful harvest, and the MarketPlace helps food producers directly connect with consumers looking for healthy sustainable food production practices: WikiGrow provides an easy-to-understand outline of information to guide new local gardeners through the process of cultivating a successful harvest. MarketPlace provides a portal for food producers to directly communicate with their consumers and be transparent about where their food is grown.
What makes LocalGrow Unique?
The community built on LocalGrow is like-minded and expands as new connections are made among all member levels. LocalGrow essentially breaks down the barrier between food consumers and producers, allowing each other to directly communicate and establish a deeper understanding of where and how food is produced.
As people continue to cultivate relationships within the community and contribute information on farming and gardening, the hope is that consumers around the world will be healthier, more self-sufficient, knowledgeable and happier about what they eat.