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Cultivate change
in the world's
first connected
food garden

Blend insight, connection, and expert advice in your food garden.

WELCOME to Rhubarb

A trusted social space for individuals and professionals passionate about food gardening. We help people grow food at home, aiming to make gardening accessible to everyone and reduce the environmental impact of food production.

Ruby Insights

Optimal watering times this week based on the forecast...

From ornamental landscapes to edible foodscapes.

Together, we make home food gardening a personal victory and a communal achievement. In our vision, every successful backyard harvest contributes to a broader goal: a community—and a world—that understands the impact of local, sustainably grown food.

your home food garden matters more than ever.

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  • Plastic Covered or Homegrown?
  • Ornamental or Edible Gardens?
  • Nutritionally Rich or Long Travelled?
  • Self-Reliance or Supply Chain?

THE GLOBAL IMPACT OF HOME-GROWN FOOD VS. STORE-BOUGHT IS IMMEASURABLE*

*we aim to prove that.

Plastic Covered or Homegrown.
Ornamental or Edible Gardens.
Nutritionally Rich or Long Travelled.
Self Reliance or Supply Chain.

Industrial Agriculture's Legacy

Industrial Agriculture's Legacy

Nearly half of all the fruits and vegetables produced worldwide are wasted.

The Economy of You

The Economy of You

A simple activity to counter the new norm of price spikes and shortages. $10 lettuce anyone?

Vegetable Road Rage

Vegetable Road Rage

The supply chain contributes to upwards of 80% nutrient loss by the time it reaches our plates.

Your Patch vs. Industrial Farm

Your patch vs. Industrial Farm

They mono-plant, water, add pesticides, process, package in plastic, transport, refrigerate, dispose. You just grow.

It Just Takes a One Seed

It Just Takes a One Seed

Collective impact when 1 of 4 households grow lettuce, single-use salad plastic bags become unused plastic bags.  

Protects Big Crops, Not You

Protects the Crops, Not You

You are what you eat. Home grown vegetables can easily be pesticide free.

Homegrown for Good Health

Homegrown for Good Health

Achieving recommended health and wellness standards is more common with produce grown at home.  

My, That's a Lush Green Lawn

My, That's a Lush Green Lawn

Most of this municipal water is also wasted on ornamental landscapes due to poor timing and application.

Rhubarb for gardeners

01 Discover
02 Track
03 Connect + Meet
04 Learn

Rhubarb for Professionals

01 Retail Professionals
02 Garden Services "Foodscapers"
03 Schools + Clubs
04 Government + Organizations

RHUBARB FOR GARDENERS

Discover

Unearth Insights and Trends Relevant to You
Rhubarb helps you uncover people, groups, and insights that are specifically relevant to your gardening interests and needs. Stay informed and inspired with up-to-date gardening wisdom tailored for you.

Track

Observe And Enhance Your Garden's Progress
Utilize Rhubarb's Garden feature to monitor your garden's development meticulously. Seamlessly record every significant milestone, from initial planting to harvest and contribute valuable citizen science data to Rhubarb's knowledge base.

Connect + Meet

Interact With The Food Gardening Community
Engage with fellow gardeners in your vicinity and establish genuine, location-based connections that enrich your gardening experience through shared knowledge and camaraderie.

Learn

Knowledge From People, Experts + AI
Rhubarb is your ultimate guide to the world of food gardening. Get tips from your neighbors, local experts and Ruby, our resident AI. Learn about the trends in your area that truly pertain to your garden. Experience the satisfaction of bringing fresh, tasty veg from your backyard to your table, making every meal a celebration of your gardening success.

RHUBARB FOR PROFESSIONALS

Retail Professionals

Cultivate Success In The World's Community-Driven Food Garden.
Rhubarb connects your business directly to a growing network of home gardeners leveraging the data-rich platform to see local trends, preferences and food-growing practices. By joining Rhubarb, you're cultivating relationships, enhancing your brand, and nurturing a healthier, more sustainable world.

Garden Services "Foodscapers

What If You Could always be at your clients side?
Rhubarb revolutionizes foodscaping by combining garden tracking with direct interactions and observation, allowing you to understand and guide your clients in real time. This ability to see a gardener's daily activities and notes nurtures a dynamic relationship between you as a professional and the gardeners seeking your services, making it more efficient, enjoyable, and sustainable.

Schools + Clubs

Transform Learning To Foster A Deeper Connection With Food.
The Rhubarb platform offers more than just garden management; it is a tool that fosters community spirit and ecological awareness. Educational institutions and clubs can utilize Rhubarb to track their garden projects, engaging students in hands-on learning. The real-time, localized gardening insights make it an invaluable resource for teachers. Rhubarb's community features enable schools and clubs to connect, share experiences, and learn collectively with growing projects at home or observations about a shared food growing space, turning every garden into a dynamic classroom.

Government + Organizations

Informed Decision-Making For Environmental And Sustainability Policy.
More than a garden tracker for gardeners, Rhubarb can be utilized to understand and tap into community gardening trends and preferences. Hyperlocal, actionable data, provided by Rhubarb gardeners and data-driven insights, empowers councils and municipalities to foster more vibrant, green, and sustainable urban spaces, encouraging community engagement and promoting better policy management and ecological well-being at the grassroots level.

More than a community,
an Agrihood

When you join Rhubarb, you benefit from personalized insights and advice for enhancing your food gardening experience, while also contributing to the wider global community of food gardeners.

By sharing your experiences and insights with Rhubarb, you help create a collaborative, knowledgeable, and supportive community. So, not only do you benefit from expert guidance, but you also make a positive impact on the world of food gardening.
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WHAT MAKES RHUBARB DIFFERENT MAKES IT BETTER

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Supported by you + our resident A.I.

Our resident intelligence, Ruby, utilizes citizen science to harness local knowledge, data shared by professionals, and individual gardeners tending their plots. Ruby translates this knowledge and data into personal, location-specific insights and advice for every individual to enhance their food gardening experience.
“Rhubarb makes our planters smart!!"
“Ruby’s AI is really interesting. It took me a moment to realize I wasn’t actually talking to another user! It even asked me questions to see if I needed more information.”
“I really like the insights, its helpful and gives me confidence my black thumb is turning green.”
“It's winter and all I have are my window herbs. I’m inspired by everyone in warm climates. The Aussies have opened my eyes to new methods  I’m stoked to test this spring here in Canada.”
“When I open Rhubarb and see all the plants others have been planting I get really excited to tend to my veg. I get a bit competitive now - 2 weeks and my eggplant will rule!”

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EARLY ACCESS

Enjoy a peek into the goodness of Rhubarb with a sample taste of Ask Ruby, our blend of citizen science and advanced AI. At its core, Ask Ruby combines the wealth of community-fed data with OpenAI's GPT-4 prowess.

It's a knowledge hub, providing on-demand, conversational insights into sustainable food growing and community wellness. The recommendations aren't generic—they're localised, fine-tuned by Rhubarb's proprietary algorithms, and grounded in the unique patterns of each community.
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