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I love this idea and think it’s a great use of the web. On the Make: Talk episode with Erik and Kelly of Homegrown Evolution, we were talking about the fact that, frequently, too many people in a neighborhood have too many of the same vegetables in their garden (e.g. everybody has tomatoes and basil). This is a great way to coordinate and distribute your bounty, in this case, the fruit that grows in your yard. For instance, I have really good Concord grapes, more than we can eat. I might try and trade for some other fruit.

Neighborhood Fruit

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow. Three places. Over 1000 miles away.

  2. zof says:

    Everything has to start somewhere, I don’t see the point in dissing a site that just started for lack of data if the idea is a good one. Heck I have a pomegranate and plum tree in my yard I might just add there since I’m not a big fan of either fruit, just have to wait for them to get bigger and ripen up.

    1. Anonymous says:

      zof: I don’t see anyone “dissing” the site. Just posting disappointment.

  3. elon says:

    Kelly is the other half of the Homegrown Evolution team, not Wendy. And if the Neighborhood Fruit map is correct, there are peach and fig trees within a mile of my house. Cool.

  4. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Kelly. I knew that. Thanks for the catch.

  5. Vincent Mariano says:

    Yeah everybody grows the same stuff basically especially down here in South Florida. Except for me that is. We grow Florida (originally Georgia) peaches,Florida (originally Hawaiian) pineapples, and Florida (originally Hungarian) paprika. Among the many other things like peppers, beefsteak tomatoes, basil, rosemary, lettuce, chives, cucumbers, strawberries, grape tomatoes, papayas, and pumpkins. Not to brag or anything. :P