Home Exchange for Gardeners
It occurred to me that it would be really cool to swap homes with someone who is also an avid gardener.
Has anyone heard of, or is interested in, offering free accomodation to fellow gardeners visting the area, in return for hosting them in your own area?
I haven't heard of such a thing, though I know there are home swap services and working vacations on farms, but neither is exactly what I'm after. The National Trust in England provides free lodging for garden volunteers, but I can't find an equivalent in the USA. The Enfield Shaker Museum in NH has a Village Gardener program, a weeklong garden internship, but it does not include lodging.
In addition, I'd love to travel to the northeast and stop at many gardens but I am on a limited income and could not afford the lodging. I can't believe I'm the only one in this situation (an avid gardener looking for free lodging, who can offer gardening work or reciprocal housing in return).