The food network
The idea is to discover how many people are already growing their own food, and how much they’re growing. This will be used to create an interactive map, which will be available at 1000backyardfarms.org. “Ultimately, we hope to use the information to determine the number of backyard farms in the region, the acreage of the farms and estimated total food yield,” the website states.
Also part of this effort is a new Backyard Farmer Association. Roughly 35 people attended a meeting of the group in early April at Hungry Mother’s roadside stand in Carson City. The group, with a yearly membership fee of $25, will hold monthly classes and meetings featuring special speakers and opportunities to swap ideas, tools and produce. The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. and will include a tour of Comstock Seed’s property in Gardnerville.