Thursday, August 25, 2011
#SeedChat in Lawn & Garden Retailer Magazine
I was reading the digital edition of Lawn & Garden Retailer when I came across the article by @PAllenSmith about "The Future of Gardening" on pages 24-25 of the digital edition. I got to the end of the article and laughed-not at the content-but at the mention of #SeedChat. Whenever I see anything I'm involved in get a mainstream mention I feel like I've just played a joke on the world.
When I approached @Xitomatl about starting #SeedChat last winter I didn't know if she'd be interested and I certainly didn't know if anyone else would show up and want to talk about seeds on a weekly basis. Every Wednesday night when I fire up Twitter I still have those "what if nobody shows up?" thoughts. Thankfully we've (everyone who participates) created a fun, friendly and informative community of gardeners who are passionate about starting plants from seeds and saving seeds.
Above all #SeedChat is a safe community, no question is too dumb to ask, where we gather to freely exchange information about growing from seed. Brands, organizations and companies who are interested in participating are welcomed to join our community provided they see us as people and not just another stream through which they'll get hits to their websites or sales. We're people, treat us as such and we'll support you.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in #SeedChat these past few months. Without all of you this community would not exist. Join us Wednesday nights from 8-9pm Central on Twitter to talk about growing from seed.
UPDATE: Lawn & Garden Retailer has provided us with a webpage version of the article.