Friday, October 29, 2010


Every Monday at 9pm E.T. a mass load of gardening / landscape peeps gather via twitter to chat. It is a fun and exciting way to spend what otherwise might be a boring Monday night. If you have a twitter account then you are welcome to join in the fun.

How to Participate in #gardenchat

If you have a Twitter account all you have to do is enter #gardenchat in the search box located on the home page of your account. You will begin to see what the garden world on twitter is sharing. You will have to refresh often to see what others are adding by the second to the conversation.

Lisa Gustavson (@getinthegarden) explains more about #gardenchat

Mondays, 9 p.m. (ET) – 10:00 p.m.

What do you get when you add one garden topic, one guest host who specializes in that topic, an avid and friendly group of gardeners and Twitter? The answer is #gardenchat, a forum for sharing all things growing as well as a host of other topics that relate to the gardening community. It’s fun, inspiring, informational and fast paced. VERY fast paced…the ideas, answers and questions all flying at Twitter warp-speed which can lead to a bit of confusion and unanswered questions. We can’t have that!

Welcome to the new format for #gardenchat. The format is similar to other chats on Twitter, with questions submitted beforehand and discussed in order that they are answered. Here’s how it will work:

  • Starting Monday and continuing throughout the week, the new #gardenchat topic and guest host will be announced. There will also be a link to a form where you can submit a question you have about the upcoming topic. Your questions can be entered at any time during the week up until Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET) to allow the guest host time to prepare their answers.
  • Your questions will be given to the guest host who will choose which to answer based on the time allotted. The new format will also allow for a brief live question/answer period as well.
  • #Gardenchat will now be broken up into three sections:
  1. 9 p.m. (ET)- 9:10 will be reserved for greetings and introductions.
  2. 9:10 – 9:45 is reserved for the answers to submitted questions. Each question will have a brief discussion immediately following the answer. (Discussion times will vary according to the number of questions being answered by the guest host.)
  3. 9:45 – 10:00 is reserved for live questions, answers and open discussion.
A big thanks to Brenda Haas (@bg_garden) for creating the #gardenchat facebook page.

Stay tuned for a list of gardening experts on twitter. In the meanwhile join us on #gardenchat and you can also follow me @earthfriendlyla.

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