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@growtorah is a group that develops garden programs for Jewish school and community groups. They have a great feed and worth a follow.
1. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
A: Start with your soil, build a compost, and start small.

2. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A: Any books by Eliot Coleman. The Rooftop Growing Guide and Mother Earth News. Pinterest is fun for inspiration, but books are great for knowledge.
3. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
A. Balancing habitat for beneficial insects is crucial. That's going to be a big focus of 2018.
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
A. @brooklyngrange @teachinggardennyc @rootedgarden @lancasterfarmfresh @wrightkitchen @greencitygrowers and so many more!

Do you like a specific gardener and want to see them featured? Well, here's your chance to nominate them! We have some ready to go but we are also waiting on some to reply. We won't be posting any sneak peeks. This may actually give those some motivation to get back to us. We will select them and message them via DM. Tag your nominees below.

Randi is a California girl that gardens and enjoys being in the garden. Check her feed at @freckledcalifornian.
1. What is the BEST gardening advice you would give someone new to gardening?

A. Start small and plan first! Decide what you want to grow so you can choose the right location for your garden. Do you want to grow tomatoes? You'll need enough sun. Do you want to start with lettuces? You can choose a more shady location.

2. What books/youtube channles/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A. This was a hard question for me to answer. I honestly am not active on Youtube, and have truly learned the most through doing. When it comes to reading, I will say that I enjoy Michael Pollan and how he so eloquently describes human interaction with the natural world. His books always make me think.

3. What is some important gardening wisdom you've acquired that isn't commonly talked about?
A. The thing that really changed my gardening game was automated, targeted watering. When I started, I was watering with a hose every day. I would miss days and my amounts would be inconsistent. Eventually, we installed a system that is similar to drip (with different sprinkler/drip heads to accommodate plant needs) that also is automated.....so I don't have to remember to water or even think about it. My plants get consistent, root zone watering and my garden is much more manageable!
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
A. Wow! There are so many. Instagram took my vision of gardening to a whole new level. Some of my favorite accounts are @fromthegrange @deannacat3 @66squarefeet @carmelbellafarm @calikim29 and @gardenbetty.

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This is another ridiculously rad home gardener! @kristinalyann!
1. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
A. Take baby steps, and ask a friend who gardens to help you get started. Talk with the locals at farmers markets. I find they are full of information and always willing to talk gardening. And they grow in the same climate as you. Or find a really good book to inspire you.
2. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A. My gardening journey began as a child and the love I had for my grandparents homestead. All the fresh fruits and veggies anyone could want. Homemade olive oil and olives from his orchard. And gramma was always cooking and preserving their bounty. One day I hope to have half the homestead they had.

3. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
A. Mineral oil repels so many pests and is totally harmless and inexpensive. Rub a few drops on the silks of corn after pollination is complete. (My grandfather did this, who taught my dad and was passed down to me. Most old time gardeners have some of the best advice!) It will keep out corn worms, ants and aphids. I've also used it to create ant barriers around small planters, trees and pepper plants just to name a few.
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
A. Oh, there are so many! But the first few accounts I fell in love with have inspired my garden in a whole new way. They are @lifecanbeadreamsweatheart, @jessicafishes @urbanfarmstead @theurbanladybug @greenzebragardening @feeding.friendzy @neverenoughdirt @littlesproutsmicrofarm @carmelbellafarm @artichokesandokra @she_sows_seeds @grateful_gardener @deannacat3 and @urbanveggiepatch just to name a few. IG has the raddest gardening community ever and connects us all from across the world.

Today's feature goes to Giovanna (@herbstead). She has an amazing blog and very informative posts.
1. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
A. The best advice I'd give someone new to gardening is to make sure they have the appropriate soil for what they want to grow. Often beginners overlook soil type and quality. Cabbages don't do well in poor, sandy soils, and rich, heavy clay soils are not suitable for growing thyme.
2. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A. I own 126 books on gardening and at least half have been influential to my gardening journey so it's hard for me to say which one has been the most influential. However, when it comes to general gardening and garden design, I've been heavily influenced by Rosemary Verey. My favorite of her books are: "Rosemary Verey's Garden Plans" and "Rosemary Verey's Making of a Garden". I also love Joy Larkcom's "Creative Gardening" and "Grow Your Own Vegetables", and my books by Harry Dodson and Geoff Hamilton.
3. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
A. I've had great success with companion planting but don't see many people talk about it, which I think is a shame. I also believe that beauty and order matter. It takes the same amount of effort to weed a beautiful flower or vegetable bed as it does a not so pretty one with plants that don't look brilliant together. The extra work of creating a beautiful garden is in the initial planning stages and it's quite a lot of fun! And the joy of waking up everyday to a beautiful garden is well worth the extra time and effort taken to envision and plan it.
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
A. My favorite gardener Instagram accounts are:
- growing vegetables: @sam_and_wild_violet_garden, @thehappygardeninglife @urbanveggiepatch
- garden inspiration: @gncgarden
- inspiration for harvest to table: @mimscuisine

The next Feature goes to @itswendiland! We love her feed and @YouTube channel! Q. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?

1. Choosing fast growing plants that are easy to grow like tomatoes, peppers, beans, rosemary, or edible flowers like Calendula andSunflowers would give new gardeners quick satisfaction and confidence to keep growing!
2. It’s easier to start growing from small plants rather than starting from seeds. Check out local nurseries for plants that will do well in your area.
3. Join gardening communities to share and to teach each other such as starting an IG account to document your journey.

Q. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
I watch videos from various Youtube channels, but here are a few that I enjoy on a regular basis for ideas and growing tips: GrowingYourGreens, Rob Bob’s Backyard Farm & Aquaponics, MIGardener

Q. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?

I enjoy growing things that are not common in the US such as tropical edibles and medicinal herbs so once you gained a bit of experience in gardening, start experimenting with new methods and theories you have. You never know what will be successful until you try.
Q. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?

There’s many awesome ones out there, but here are a few of my favorites: @digyourfood, @mimscuisine, @yard2plate, @urbanorganicgardener

Our next featured gardener is Kirstie, aka: @theculinaryfarmer. Head over & follow her!
1. What is the BEST advice you would give someone new to gardening?
A. To any new gardener, I would have two pieces of advice: volunteer and observe. All of the books and google searches in the world cannot match up to hands on experience and observation of skilled food growers. The added bonus of volunteering is that local farmers will often send you home with fresh produce!
2. What books/youtube channels/other materials have been most influential to your gardening journey?
A. For books: Teaming with Microbes (I reference this often), Square Foot Gardening, Bread from Stones (available free PDF), Healthy Garden Healthy You. YouTubeChannels : "GreenDreamsFL" and "Growingyourgreens
3. What is some important gardening wisdom you’ve acquired that isn’t commonly talked about?
A. Again I would stress the importance of observation. Sometimes we do everything we are supposed to and a plant or tree still isn't happy. Set aside time now and then to take a good look at your garden. There's a hidden vibrancy to healthy plants and I truly believe that with a quiet mind and utilization of all senses, we all know what plants are needing at a specific time. So much of gardening is instinctive and I wish more of us (myself included) would remember to trust ourselves and our connection to nature. Your plants will "tell you" what they need, and it won't always be textbook.
4. What are your favorite gardener instagram accounts for learning/ideas/inspiration?
A. Some of my favorites are: @gratitudegardenfarm @readytogrowgardens @nomad.farms @tfl_culinarygarden @team_zissou and @gladiolus_garden

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