Annalisa Swank

Freelance Designer

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Common Garden

This web app allows users to upload images and information about their personal and/or community gardens.

It encourages community building throughout neighborhoods by allowing fellow users to trade plants, seeds and/or gardening skills with one another. 

The apps seeks to provide a medium to encourage healthy and stronger neighborhoods, where gardens and groups can benefit from shared skills, support and resources. 

This concept developed out of a research project I conducted at college where I visited residental gardens in East Los Angeles and spoke with owners about water harvesting, planting and community involvement. I was further inspired by the recent TED talk by Ron Finley, a friend of my landlord, and a community gardener here in LA.

http://www.ted.com/talks/ron_finley_a_guerilla_gardener_in_south_central_la.html

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