Community Garden Lets Users Virtually Tend For Real Crops
Abbey Parks Farms will plant, grow and harvest crops on their land that people buy and manage virtually through iGrow.
As concerns for organic and sustainable practices in agriculture become increasingly more popular, the awareness for where produce and other ingredients come from become more important as well. However, it's not only a matter of supporting local business and healthier eating but also as a means of fostering an actual relationship with the people putting food on the table.
iGrow is a new virtual initiative to provide people who want direct access to vegetables and herbs a personal allotment that is grown and taken care of for them by Abbey Parks Farms. People who chose to purchase and moderate their allotments do so virtually according to their own needs. It's kind of like FarmVille but instead of a game relegated to Facebook there are actual crops being grown and harvested. Abbey Parks does all the labor while owners simply oversee the process.