I AM PLEASED—MAKE THAT HONORED—to announce that A Way to Garden (that’s me, Margaret Roach) is partnering with the incredible You Grow Girl dot com (that’s Gayla Trail, online since 2000 and like me, an author of multiple books) to create a marketplace of green-friendly and relevant ads for products and services that will appear on both of our sites simultaneously.
Reflecting our common values—organic practices, grow-your-own and cook-it-up, and love (obsession?) with great plants of all descriptions—Gayla and I are recruiting very special sponsors whose ads will complement the stories and images we each produce for you year-round. (You may recall my Q&A with Gayla from last year; if not, get acquainted. She’s the one who always calls me a badass, which at my age delights me.)
Over the last few years as our friendship has grown, Gayla and I have realized how similar we really are: Give us a keyboard, a camera and a WordPress installation (the platform our sites run on) and away we go! Give us plants—well, watch out. We’re also similar in this kind of awareness:
We know that running a website that is both rich in features, secure from spam and other intrusions, and kept up to date with lots of new, homemade content is a labor of love—but it’s also a big investment of time and money.
Together, we are confident we can help offset some of the costs and thereby do more of the work here that we love, connecting even more with you.
What this means:
- Small ads will appear simultaneously in the right-hand sidebar on both of our sites (they’ll be like the “buttons” you see there now for my own web features like my radio podcast and resource page).
- All ads are vetted by us collectively.
- We promise to do our best to only feature products and services that we either use ourselves in our home gardens and homes and that are in keeping with our values. No Big Chemical sponsorship or unconscionable ads of any kind.
- The revenue generated by these ads will help to cover the operating costs associated with the running of our sites and allow us to grow the content we can create and publish for you.
If you are a prospective advertiser, you may wish to request our Media Kit; start at the sponsorship page for details.