10 BILLION GARDENS
(starting later in 2021)
Everyone on Earth should grow something, even tiny.
It's educational, gives you warm emotions, some exercise,
prevents depression, de-stresses, recycles your food-waste,
feeds more people, saves money, and makes friends.
Another fun Fifteening tool that helps people move more.
Why the name "10BillionGardens" ?
Because that's the number of people on Earth soon. Let's ALL grow some plants. As soon as you grow a plant, you start to enjoy making Earth chattier, kinder, happier, greener, more peaceful, and better nourished.
Not a grower yet ? Feel good quickly ! It's easy !
Buy a herb in a pot, or buy a seedling, or sow seeds in a sunny room, or borrow or share a patch, or offer to help a gardener who's less mobile, or create/join a social group, or be an extra hand for an old farmer, or just... plant anywhere. That's it, you're a grower ! If the first plant doesn't grow, the next one will !
It's easy and free to learn how
There are billions of videos online about every aspect of growing. Happy people telling their stories. Warning: addictive.
Chat with growers worldwide. Poor or rich, they're all friendly and socialize easily. That's 10 billion new friends !
Some of our quirks. What are yours ?
Trying to become friends with 10 billion growers
Growing in funny places
Growing without digging
Growing without transplanting
Growing with less water or electricity or fuel
Growing in both sun and shade, hot and cold
Growing all year
Warming plants in winter with warmed objects and walls
Growing with no greenhouse or tunnel
Growing and walling with transparent plastic boxes
Using food waste
Using plastic trash
Using waste cardboard
Planting a flower for every vegetable
Composting in new ways
Learning how growers in poor countries overcome
Always keeping the growing space pretty
Making things easy for people with a handicap
Avoiding tools with cutting edges (protect your worms !)
What does 10BillionGardens do in real life ? How does it earn a living ?
We help people who want to use some land (or garden or terrace or farm or chalet or datcha or flat-roof) that they own/borrow, to quickly grow a patch of healthy flowers, vegetables, and wildlife.
Who uses it ?
Private people, cities, schools, clubs, street associations, tough neighborhoods, old people homes.
What's different ?
We're industrial designers so we created a modular system of portable patches that are installed as though they were brought in by helicopter. Owners can then maintain the patch easily themselves. Education can be included.
Message from founders
Growers are a quiet (but huge) part of humanity that's comfortable across social, national, and racial boundaries, and generally just nice and friendly to other humans. We need more.
We try to post only stuff we never saw on the internet (so we don't post much).
Mike Harrop and the co-founders