YardSprout is a social venture launched at Startup Weekend in Durham, NC on 6/5/2011. Initially, we aim to connect home-owners to master gardeners, to help you grow food in your yard.
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Short Survey for Landscapers, Gardeners, and Other Outdoor Professionals

YardSprout launched our first national survey for landscapers, gardeners, and other outdoor professionals.  This short, 1 page, 10 question survey is a great way for our team to gauge the needs and interests of folks working our urban land.  The survey is designed for anyone who owns or works with a business, or generates some … Continue reading

Working on our Prototype Website

The YardSprout team is busy working on our prototype website, which we aim to launch this month.  While we are contiguring our server and making other changes to our site, you may find our domain name inaccessible at certain times.  Please forgive our downtime; follow us on Twitter and sign up for our newsletter so … Continue reading

YardSprout Team Wins Carolina Challenge Pitch Party

We were honored and grateful to win first place, and $1,000, at the UNC Carolina Challenge Pitch Party on Thursday, December 1st.  Our team member and VP of Business Development, Mia Farber, brought all of her phenomenal communication and leadership skills to bear while delivering our pitch at this 2 round competition. Three additional YardSprout … Continue reading

YardSprout Flies to Portland to Make an Impact

Today YardSprout team members Andrew Pearson, Founder and CEO, and Mia Farber, VP of Business Development, are flying to Portland OR for the annual Net Impact conference. YardSprout will be one of dozens of sustainability-minded companies exhibiting on Friday. We unveil our 2012 Fellowship and Internship program, and hope to meet enthusiastic, talented, and committed … Continue reading

YardSprout’s Pepper Festival Bounty Basket Winners

The YardSprout team talked to many of the over 500 attendees of the 2011 Pittsboro Pepper Festival.  Over 50 people took our quiz and survey for a chance to win one of 3 locally-sourced Bounty Baskets. Here are the answers to our Pepper Festival Quiz! Congratulations to Sue Wilson of Pittsboro, winner of our first … Continue reading

YardSprout Co-Sponsors Pittsboro Pepper Festival

Happy Fall to all of our friends! The weather has finally cooled off and we’re excited to announce that we have partnered with the Abundance Foundation, host of the 4th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival on October 2, 2011 4-7pm at Briar Chapel Community Park. As part of the event, YardSprout will hand out a quiz … Continue reading

YardSprout Seeks Interns, Volunteers, Team Members

YardSprout is a new start-up / social venture aiming to connect expert gardeners to people read to grow food in their yards in cities across the country.   We’re launching this fall in the Triangle, and are looking for bright, creative, motivated students to join our intern and volunteer team this Fall 2011 and Spring 2012. … Continue reading

Garden Installations in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill

YardSprout is excited to announce that we will soon be offering a range of services in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Carrboro NC), including: Garden Consultations: Get more from your existing gardens, or assess your land for food growing opportunities. Garden Planning: Property landscaping and garden plans, project planning for great results. Garden … Continue reading

Help YardSprout win $50,000!

YardSprout recently entered the Changemakers Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition, which gives out 5 prizes of $50,000 each. Please comment on our contest entry by Monday, July 18th! Click “Discuss” or “Add a Comment” Take 1 minute to Register or Login with your Facebook account Take 1 minute to share a … Continue reading

YardSprout Enters Changemakers Competition for $50k Prize

YardSprout entered the Changemakers Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World that Works competition, which gives out 5 prizes of $50,000 each.  eBay Foundation and Ashoka’s Changemakers created this online competition to “find the world’s most innovative, market-based solutions that create economic opportunity and generate employment for disadvantaged populations.” YardSprout wants to create economic opportunity for … Continue reading