Source: Local Futures
Planting food crops to share uses the privilege of land access to benefit the wider community. Creating a common resource is an act of resistance against cultures of privatized land and commodified food, and an act of renewal of gift economies that support abundance for all.
- Plant a fruit tree or garden plot with food that you intend to share with others, or make available for others to harvest.
- Connect with the Food is Free Project, a worldwide movement of people growing and sharing food freely, and check out their guide on how to start a project of your own.
- Register fruit trees on your land with a local gleaning organization.
- Donate excess produce from your garden to a local food bank.
- Start an inexpensive nursery to grow seedlings for your community with Lobelia Commons’ Decentralized Nursery How-To Thread.
- Lobelia Commons’ Front Yard Orchard program in New Orleans, US provides free fruit trees for people to plant in publicly accessible parts of their yards.
- Homegardens are privately-held agroforestry plots common in tropical communities worldwide. In Java, Indonesia, homegardens are often considered semi-public community land, with harvests shared throughout the village: see The Javanese Homegarden for more details.