I’ve been working on a new look for my little side project, UK Veg Gardeners, an online veg growing community. We’re almost up to 400 members now so I thought they deserved a special treat for Christmas :) I asked one of my favourite designers to come up with a logo and members button especially for us.
He has done an amazing job and the site looks, well, more finished now. Have a look at the new designs and tell me what you think. As a member you can download the button and display it proudly on your own site and if you’re not a member, well, you know what to do…
I’m very excited to finally be able to let you know about a little project I’ve been working on with some other vegetable garden bloggers here in the UK. It’s a new community site called UK Veg Gardeners.
I have been thinking for many months that while it’s great to have lots of different blogs on the subject of vegetable and fruit gardening what was missing was a central place for us all to hang out. Yes, I know that there are other community sites that do that but they either tend to be for general gardeners (I like Clematis but not ‘that’ much!), or they are so big that they cover all the veg gardeners in all the world.
What I crave for is a small community of people like me, obsessed with veg and fruit here in the UK. So I’ve limited it to UK growers only (sorry US and others – it might expand soon).
It doesn’t matter if you don’t blog, all that matters is that you are passionate about growing and want to meet others that do the same.
It’s a social site so the idea is to talk to people. You can ask questions in the forum, add photos of your best veg, add links to news items, create a group for your local area or something you are interested in (ie. Growing Chillies) and just generally socialise. You can even personalise your page to look however you want it to.
I do want to make it clear that the site is not-for-profit. I have some small costs to cover so we’ll be looking for one sponsor, but over and above that I’d like the site to be virtually owned and facilitated by everyone who uses it.
I’m hoping that the site will bring the UK gardening community together in a new way that makes us all feel like part of something special. Who knows, we might even get out from behind our computers and actually meet more!
So why not register. Everyone is welcome to join, it’s free and you might meet someone who lives just round the corner from you who is equally nuts about growing veg. You never know.