GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, formerly known as the Garden Writers Association, provides leadership and opportunities for education, recognition, career development and a forum for diverse interactions for professionals in the field of gardening communication.
GWA members includes book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GWA members.
When I first began to write about gardening over 20 years ago, I didn’t need much – a computer, lots of paper for writing and rewriting, and a growing collection of gardening books. As I began to have successes here and there, I realized it was time for business cards. They worked nicely as a means of passing my contact information to someone but I wanted something more. I needed a professionally designed logo. Continue reading “Creating Your Personal Logo”
I harvested radishes in thirty days, lettuce in 75 days and fully formed cauliflowers in 160 days. And I know the varieties I grew this year. I am not bragging and I am not some kind of gardening genius. I am reading all this directly from my garden journal. Continue reading “What Are You Doing in Your Garden Today?”
Si tuviera mi preferencia, y una línea directa al dios Sol, ordenaría ‘nublado brillante’ o ‘temprano en la mañana’ o ‘crepúsculo cercano’ para cada trabajo de fotografía en un jardín. La luz tenue es agradable para la mayoría de los sujetos, pero en particular para las plantas y jardines. Desafortunadamente, no puedo controlar el tiempo. Eso significa que regularmente me veo forzado en tener que trabajar con la luz menos ideal. Continue reading “Domando el sol en las fotos de jardín”
Many of us in GWA wear multiple hats—we may teach, design gardens, take pictures, host radio and tv shows, blog, and write articles and books. Some have “day jobs” in addition to communicating about gardens and horticulture. Continue reading “Mindful Writing”