Welcome Karen. So good to have you with us. If you're serious about starting an Ooooby Store in your local area, then we will do our best to support you. First trick is to find a site that is central and conducive to community events like workshops, music etc. Another great way to contribute is to write some cool articles in your Ooooby Blog. That with some nice piccis attached will bring the Ooooby main page more to life. Power to the back yard farmers!!