Friday, January 29, 2010

Our Little Acre Joins The Open Sky Project!

Last fall, I was contacted by The Open Sky Project about the prospect of becoming a shopkeeper with their company.  I'd heard about this innovative venture a couple of months before, and I was intrigued with the idea of shopkeepers, suppliers, and shoppers working together to make a difference in how people shop for the items they want.

After considering everything the company does and the way they do it, I agreed to become an Open Sky shopkeeper. Their website explains it best just what OpenSky is:

  • We handpick people with passion, specialized knowledge and a point of view to become Shopkeepers.

  • Shopkeepers manage their own OpenSky shop: they curate a collection of their favorite products, create original content about those products, and provide insights and advice to Shoppers.

  • OpenSky empowers Shoppers to pursue their passions, discover extraordinary products, and make educated buying decisions guided by people they trust.

What it boils down to is this:  If your interest is let's say, gardening, and you want to find products that passionate gardeners have knowledge about, recommend, and may use themselves, then you choose shopkeepers with that same interest.

Each shopkeeper has personally chosen the items you see in their store. You can connect with the shopkeeper personally through their shop, asking questions and making suggestions, and you'll get a response from the shopkeeper themselves.

OpenSky has a great FAQ page that may answer any questions you might have about this new and innovative way to shop.

So, without further ado, I invite you to shop at my new OpenSky shop, Our Little Acre, where we're always open for business!

Click on the graphic below to enter the shop:

Featured product:

This is one of my very favorite garden tools.  I confess that I'd not heard of the CobraHead Weeder and Cultivator before Spring Fling last May, when I met Anneliese from her family's company. But after talking with her and other gardeners that had used it, I promptly ordered one when I got home. 

I've used it ever since and have to say it's one of the most versatile tools I've ever used in my garden.  It's especially good for working the soil between tightly situated plants. It's been likened to a giant fingernail and I'd say that's a pretty good analogy!


    "Daffodil Planter" Charlotte Germane said...

    This sounds like a win-win project!

    Amy said...

    That sounds like an interesting concept. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the info!

    Kerri Farley said...


    Shirley Bovshow "EdenMaker" said...

    I know all about Open Sky- I did a GWReport on it with Jean Ann. Good luck with sales. You are a trusted source.
    Shirley Bovshow
    Garden World Report

    KMG said...

    I've actually thought about setting up a shop here too. I'll be interested to see how this works out for you. Keep us informed. Good luck.

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