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Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
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At Terraformers.com, we aim to preserve the Earth and reduce local hunger by making permaculture mainstream. How? By promoting edible gardens on residential lawns. We believe this creates a culture of healthy and vibrant ecosystems that inspires others to grow their own food.

We are starting in Northern California. If you are a permaculturist in our area with time to transform lawns into edible gardens for homeowners, please consider signing up at www.terraformers.com. We established a marketplace where permaculturists can grow and teach techniques to homeowners. We didn't want to leave out restorative agriculturists, so we called the collective group, Terraformers (just a group of people making the Earth habitable).

As Bill Mollison said, "The greatest change we need to make is from consumption to production, even if on a small scale, in our own gardens. If only 10% of us do this, there is enough for everyone." So please consider joining us in greening the Earth and visit our website for more information:

www.terraformers.com
 
Casie Becker
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I'm sorry, I try to limit myself to constructive comments and things relevant to permaculture, but you might want to rethink your drawing of that head of broccoli. It only took me a moment to figure it out from context. But I laughed, and when I explained the laugh to my sister, she looked at the screen and said "That's a broccoli?" She saw the same thing I did at first.

Unfortunate artwork aside, this looks like a great opportunity for people in you area looking to transition into careers in permaculture.
 
Hana Beth
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Hi, cool idea! Where in California are you based? I'm in the santa cruz area.
 
Inge Leonora-den Ouden
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Ezinne, we do the same here in the Dutch town Meppel. Our project is called Permacultuur Meppel and has an educative community garden. We started last year, this year we want to organise more activities for education and celebration
 
Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
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Hana, Thank you for joining us!
Inge, Fantastic! We all have to do our part in our communities. 
 
Amit Enventres
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Hi, I hope that terraformers website is more than just CA. I'm getting formal about selling garden design in Cleveland area, OH. If my calculations are correct, the job pays for its self in food bill savings, property value increase, etc. I think the hard part will be promotion to get people aware of it, then I think it aught to catch as a trend. A website people can find people to consult and manage is a great idea!
 
Ezinne Uzo-Okoro
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Amit, Congrats on selling garden design formally! We are here to support you. The key is aesthetic value. Pretty lawns improve home values, so people like pretty lawns. Check out our Pinterest/other social media pages for inspiration (linked from terraformers.com). Who knew Swiss chard looked so great with roses?

Yes, we launched the website this month and intend to be available in not just all 50 states, but across the globe. We are starting in CA to test our processes to support thousands of people on one site at once. It can be used anywhere and anytime to request these services at the push of a button. We have received so much interest that we will launch an app soon as well. Sign up to stay tuned.

Once we get a seasoned permaculturist with a client base to transition to our website, then we will launch in that city. It's that simple. You could be our entry into the Cleveland area because your customers will follow you to our site. We will vet you (insurance, etc.), handle your invoices, and get you on your way. Just post a listing (by clicking the 'Become a Terraformer' button) with before and after photos of your work and set up Paypal to receive payments and have your customers book you. You don't even need a website...

On promotion, we have learned that by having seasoned permaculturists, with a client base, use terraformers.com for scheduling and payments, they will bring their clients with them. When the client's neighbor wants a similar edible garden, they will be told to book on terraformers.com for similar services.

For permaculturists who need [more] clients, they would post a listing describing their skills and photos of a job they have completed with before and after photos. We have so many professional landscape permaculturists who are oversubscribed, so those clients they cannot serve will be available for other permaculturists, who need the work.

Yes, the job pays for itself! It's exciting for us when people grasp our concept quickly.
 
Amit Enventres
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Awesome! Timing is everything. I'm in.
 
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