If you are a passionate gardener, then you may be looking to share and receive gardening advice. One of the most popular websites today is the National Home Gardening Club, at www.gardeningclub.com. Social communities allow individuals the ability to network with others who share their interests, read about new products that interest them and view pictures of other people’s beautiful gardens. You’ll also be able to read informative newsletters and magazines that provide special tips on gardening.
Regular members of the National Home Gardening Club receive the Gardening How To Magazine, the ability to test new (free) gardening products, full access to the club website, a chance to win club giveaways, gardening tips from other members, professional answers to your gardening questions, free gifts, newsletters, books and videos. Life members of the gardening club receive all the same things as regular members, but with lifetime access. They’ll also get a Life Member ID card, key-ring, gardening mat, gloves and gifts valued at $165.
Premier Life Members receive all the benefits of regular life members, plus get a $45 gift certificate to www.createmycookbook.com, discounts from retailers, a free hotline with answers from a gardening expert, discounts on club seminars and garden events, free online vegetable/herb garden planning service for one year and travel discounts.
One of the perks for the National Home Gardening Club is “the ability to test new gardening tools and supplies — for free!” You may be wondering how often you’ll get products to try or what sort of items will arrive. According to members in the forums, most people test about once a year, although some years multiple products will come. One member says she received seeds, a pair of clogs, bottles of BBQ sauce, mulch, weed eater and a deck protector for the BBQ grill. Another member received cat grass seeds and a seed planter. A third member says she tested seeds, a seed-starting/mini-greenhouse kit, garden tools and a plant-marking stake. A fourth member got gloves, seeds, plant hangers and mosquito patches for testing.
The National Home Gardening Club isn’t the only organization you may choose, of course. There is also the Garden Club of America, Gardeners of America, the Men’s Garden Clubs of America, National Garden Clubs Inc and others. You can also find a number of gardening ideas and tips, and friends at social networking sites like www.facebook.com or www.myspace.com, which are entirely free to join. The problem with many online garden communities is lack of participation, so you’ll want to look around to find one that is thriving. The benefits of a club like the NHGC is that you can receive a number of gifts, discounts, contest giveaways, seeds and free products as you meet new friends and read informative garden advice articles.
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