Open Gaarden reimagines what "green" means by connecting nature, communities, and stories--past, present and future.

Open Gaarden (Danish for “farm”) creates pathways for gardeners, farmers, foragers, and purveyors to build new community networks.

Natale Zappia, PhD.

Project Leader
Natale Zappia, PhD.

Download app. Unlock gardens.

Made for iOS and Android. Just scan with your camera and your phone will know where to go.

We are a project
Backed by grants, researchers and gardeners

Locate Gardens

Using your location, the app will show nearby gardens including kelp farms, composting, and hydroponic farms. And you thought you knew gardens.

Garden Discoverer?

Nice to meet you! Your surprise finds around town, such as a garden managed near an overpass, can be tagged with our app. We will give you props. 

Teach with our App

If you teach any kind of class about the migratory paths of all living things and society then Open Gaarden could be a part of your repertoire.

Future. Present. Past.

Or is it the other way around?  With Open Gaarden we are capturing information about all of these periods. We even have photos of Beverly Hills as a farm!