OpenIDEO is an open innovation platform. Join our global community to solve big challenges for social good. Sign up, Login or Learn more


CropMob is an organization that mobilizes urban farmer-activists to raid local farms. Farmers help tend fields, plant, and sow crops.

Photo of ali
3 5

Written by

CropMob organizes volunteers to assist local farmers in planting, sowing, and tending their fields. It's inspirational in that it mobilizes a group of like-minded citizens to support local farms. This helps serve the community as a whole, as it utilizes free manpower and rewards local growers.


Join the conversation:

Photo of Isaun Wright

raid ?

Photo of Meena Kadri

Good thinking Shruthi – and I wonder if that might incentivise a whole new breed of volunteers? Deal-chasing diggers? ;^)

Photo of DeletedUser


This is interesting. Also if the volunteers get a special discount of the farm produce it will also promote buying of local farm produce.