On Monday, I started the first of a two part series on Social Media for Gardeners. The first post includes Twitter, Facebook and blogs. Today's post was originally intended to cover podcasts, forums and communiities. Then I realized I forgot video and photo...so next Monday, I will have a third post with my favorite video and photo sites.
Again, I will start this post with the disclaimer that these are not the ONLY resources out there, just the ones that I prefer. You may find that you like others better. Feel free to leave comments on each of the posts with other recommendations.
I will admit it, I am biased. I think that the Good Enough Gardening podcast that Amanda Thomsen and I host is the best thing out there. However, I realize some of you might very well prefer something else. There are very, very few that I actually like, so my list is short. But even if you search on iTunes, there just aren't a lot of good quality gardening podcasts right now.
- Gardenfork.tv/Gardenfork Radio
- The Gestalt Gardener
- Ken Druse "Real Dirt"
- Wiggly Wigglers
- Coopette.com Alternative Kitchen Garden
- Nest in Style (a brand new podcast)
Forums and discussion sites were precursors to the social networks of today. Personally, I don't spend much time on these sites as I find Facebook serves a similar function. But, if you want to immerse yourself in a gardening-specific experience, this is a good place to do it. Here are some of my faves:
There are several smaller gardening social networking communities. These can be fun to join and become a part of the conversations. It is a bit like going to a plant lovers meeting without ever leaving your house.