Sharing Backyards

By Katherine Pioli

by Katherine Pioli

A new kind of community gardening is taking root in Salt Lake City—an online match-making service for would-be gardeners.

pioliIn the last two years, the Internet-supported grassroots gardening network called Sharing Backyards (, a food-growing project already found in towns across North America, has begun to flourish along the Wasatch Front, thanks to citizen activists and the nonprofit organization Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG).
The idea for a local Sharing Backyards occurred simultaneously in the minds of WCG executive director Claire Uno and citizen activist Jim French.

This article was originally published on April 1, 2011.