Marc Lefkowitz | 07/10/08 @ 1:34pm
Peter McDermott figures, heightened interest where our food comes from is a sign that a central "spot" to connect and share ideas on how to grow a sustainable, local food system is needed. Like the subject of his interest (foodies, urban gardeners, locavores, etc.), he decided against waiting, and just rolled up his sleeves.
He used a free program called Ning to build the local food site. The main feature is a forum where any registered user can post a topic, such as McDermott's on Farmers of the future - immigrants, hipsters, retirees, and the green-collar workforce?
Also on offer: a community calendar and a way for groups, such as local asphalt gardeners, to instantly build their own mini-site with photo galleries and forums.