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Monroe’s Sharing Garden — The Giving is Growing


“We’re enjoying the abundance and the feeling of richness and generosity along with everybody else,” say Sharing Gardens coordinators Chris Burns and Llyn Peabody.

During this five-year experiment in the giving economy, the garden has tripled in size. Sharegivers (volunteers) of all ages work in the gardens. They share the bounteous harvest with food bank recipients, churches, gleaners and others in their community. No money is exchanged. Materials and labor, and even use of the property, are freely given and showing up in abundance.

Llyn and Chris are now living rent-free in a house owned by a volunteer. Observing that “giving keeps coming around full circle,” they offer advice for stepping into the giving economy in our lives today, starting small and simply. Episode 252.

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