Crop mobs: where social media and farming come together
Crop mobs are impromptu gatherings of volunteers who come together to work on farming and food projects. It could be that a farmer needs some help to harvest his crops and so turns to his community, or that a group of friends want to meet like-minded people in their community to help them cultivate a peice of unused land.
Crop mobs are not about replacing or getting cheap farm labor. It’s about the community working together and having a direct relationship with the people who grow their food (and drink). This is real local food.
This film above from Daniel Klein at the Perennial Plate is about a crop mob at a winery. It looks like they had a ball!
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