Join the Sharing Community

Whether it’s ride-sharing or house-sharing, sharing communities are the way we get things done. Alfrea is a sharing community that brings together land, services and food so everyone can grow, eat and enjoy good food. It is free to use and shop the Alfrea Sharing Community. There is a small fee to post products and services. Here’s how it works.

Land

Not everyone has a space to garden. Alfrea matches people who want to grow their own food with people who have land to spare.

Who needs land?

  • Urbanites who live in high-rise buildings 
  • Folks looking to start a community garden
  • Would-be farmers looking for a plot of land to start out
  • Backyard or family gardeners who need more space
Who has land to share?

  • Busy folks with a backyard they never use
  • Developers with unused inner city lots
  • Rural landowners with acres to spare
  • Governments holding unused land they would like to put to better use

Services

Finding help to garden or farm is easy too. Whether you need someone to water while you’re on vacation or looking for a professional to install your garden, the sharing community is the place to find it. From small to large, individuals and businesses are using Alfrea to connect with local farmers and neighbors who need their skills and expertise.

What kind of services could I find?

  • Garden installation, maintenance and harvesting
  • “Garden-sitting” while you’re away
  • Pest and disease trouble-shooting
  • Fruit tree pruning and maintenance
  • Seed harvesting
  • Soil amending
  • Designing compost systems
  • Lifting and hauling heavy things
  • Preserving food
  • Education on how to improve your gardening
  • Farming professionals who can prepare, plant and harvest
What kind of services could I post?

  • Any service that helps people who want to grow their own food
  • Start your own business or earn extra money
  • Or use Alfrea to grow your existing business by reaching new customers in nearby

Food

Whether it’s an overabundance of garden tomatoes or your family’s famous pickles that are turning into a business, Alfrea is the place to post your locally-grown and -made food and connect with people in your community. And for those looking to buy, think of this as the place to pick up food items you may not be growing, or the no-work option to growing-your-own. You can reap all the reward without all the effort.

Who might want to find local food?

  • Anyone looking for homegrown without the effort
  • Gardeners with limited space who want to add to the variety of their harvest
  • Communities that want to support the local economy
  • Families looking for locally-grown food options in the off-season
Who might want to sell local food?

  • Backyard gardeners who have produce to spare
  • Gardeners who grow extra food to supplement their income
  • Local farmers branching out from bricks-and-mortar farmers’ markets
  • Small-scale gardeners offering novelty produce for home cooks and restaurants
  • Organic and permaculture gardeners with a variety of local foods to offer

Get started today. Click the links below to browse postings in the land, services and food sharing community, or learn more about posting.