Landshare and SharedEarth.com Form Partnership For Global Growth


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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SharedEarth.com and Landshare become SharedEarth Globally

Austin, TX - Today at South by Southwest, SharedEarth.com announced that it is taking the multi-awarding winning Landshare.net global in partnership with SharedEarth.com. The website, which connects people with land with people who want to garden or farm, helps communities make more efficient use of land.

“This partnership marks the formation of the largest land sharing community globally,” said Adam Dell, Founder of SharedEarth.com. “We are excited to work with Nick and the team at KEO digital,” said Dell. Nick Underhill, Managing Director, KEO digital says: “Landshare is one of KEO digital’s most ambitious projects and we are incredibly excited to see it grow internationally. With SharedEarth.com on board we are set to go grow globally and look forward to working with them to see our success continue.”

Globally, the websites have achieved phenomenal success with more than 52,000 people signed up, sharing more than 5,000 acres of land, with matches in most regions and an active online community of growers sharing their experiences and advice online. “The vision of this undertaking is to dramatically increase the available supply of useable land. We have members in our community that grow chickens, herbs, flowers, fruit and fern,” said Mahshad Vakili, Director of Communications for SharedEarth.com.

About SharedEarth.com:
SharedEarth.com is the largest garden sharing website in the United States. They connect landowners with gardeners and farmers. The growth of the website has been exponential. Since SharedEarth.com’s launch in April 2009, the site has grown from just over 800,000 square feet to over 2,000 acres of shared space. SharedEarth.com is a not for profit sustainable corporation comprised of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to make the planet a greener place, one garden at a time.

About KEO digital:
KEO films established its dedicated digital division, KEO digital in 2009 and have since worked on a variety of projects with Channel 4, The Telegraph, British Gas, Sony, Tourism Ireland and River Cottage. KEO digital’s Landshare project, which launched in 2009, has been recognized with a string of awards, including the ‘Royal Television Society’s ‘Innovation Award’ 2009, the ‘Social Media Community Programme’ award at the BIMA Awards 2009, the ‘New Media of the Year’ award at the Guild of Food Writers Awards 2010, the ‘Campaigner’ award at the Observer Ethical Awards, and the ‘best mobile app’ award at the Green Awards 2010.

For more information, please visit www.sharedearth.com and www.landshare.net.

Press contact:
Mahshad Vakili
512-983-0451
mahshad.vakili@gmail.com

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