OpenFarm <http://bit.ly/181r22j> is a new free and open source website that has been created to catalogue the fundamental knowledge of how to grow plants. The site hopes to help anyone grow anything, and should be of particular interest to the ECOLOG community because it allows data to be structured in a uniform manner, and acts as a repository for location specific plant growth information. This can eventually be tapped into for climate research, restoration ecology, greenhouse/conservatory documentation, permaculture efforts or comparative analysis.

It is a very new site and is looking for early adopters, especially where a partnership could be mutually beneficial. I believe the community of ecologists here have valuable input that could help OpenFarm become a global resource that lowers the barrier to get involved with plants, fosters community engagement, and furthers the goals of ethical resource stewardship and conservation.

If you want to learn more, feel free to check out the Kickstarter campaign
<https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/roryaronson/openfarm-learn-to-grow-anything>

If you are interested in getting involved, have helpful advice, or are left with further questions, please email me at kevin@openfarm.cc

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