Social Networks for Gardeners
Gardeners are natural networkers
Social networking and gardening are natural companions. Gardeners are eager to share their knowledge; swap seeds; ask questions; give advice and to dialogue.
The discussions are always passionate, sometimes heated and have been held in forums and on email lists for as long as there has been an Internet.
When the Internet evolved from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, and social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and more recently Twitter grew, the gardeners where there, exchanging everything from advice to zucchini.
Gardeners abound on these sites and the dialogues have the same passion and fire as they always do when people committed to a pursuit, hobby or obsession, gather.
While gardeners can find one another, which is one of the reasons underlying social networks on sites that attract people with a wide array of interests and activities, there are social network that are created for gardeners and by gardener.
Kitchen Gardeners International is designed for gardeners who grow their own food and who are excited about doing so. Their motto is promoting the local-est food of all, globally. The forums are chock full of great information, easy to use and often accompanied by pictures. Overall the interface is friendly and simple to use.
The idea for Kitchen Gardeners International was planted by founder Roger Doiron and a diverse group of kitchen gardeners who believe that food is central to human well-being and one of the best ways of uniting people of different countries and cultures around a common, positive agenda.
One of my favourite bits is the recipes; I just bookmarked a great recipe for a tomato sandwich that has me eager for my tomatoes to ripen. I have been a member here for some months now and if you grow food, and want to interact with others who do so as well, I suggest you join.
Folia, is not new, but new to me and while it has similar feature that KI does, there are differences as well.
In addition, Folia has a feature that enable you to place a widget on your blog that tracks your plantings. This way you can share what you are growing with others and add value to yoru blog at the same time. Drop by for a visit and I think you will stay.
World Food Garden gives you ability to place your approximate location on a Google map so you can see where you live in relationship to others. It also has all the standard and demanded features for echanging ideas, tips and opinions.
Social networking and gardening are companion activities grow your network and tend your garden.
World Food Garden
- World Food Garden - Victory Gardens for the Whole World!
A website dedicated to creating a world-wide Victory Garden by offering free garden planning tools detailing what to plant and when for every location in the world, the world's first map of small food gardens, garden profiles, networking, seedswaps a