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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Website Review: Forums

Ever gone into your local garden or feed store with a question only to be met with a blank stare? Do you ever find you've got a very specific problem and no one has any idea what your talking about? If you are a backyard farmer chances are that you experience this ALL THE TIME!

A really great resource for people like us is forums. There are forums on every subject and topic of interest. I am a frequent visitor to a forum all about chickens and they have been able to answer several questions about my hens' behavior and breeds. With most forums questions are answered within an hour and by someone who has experienced the same thing as you. I also like that I don't have to drive anywhere but can ask the question and go back to my regular routine. Something that unfortunately garden centers can compete with. I also find that sometimes I am able to help others with their questions.

Some of our favorite forums around here are:

Backyard Chickens Forum
Gardenweb Forums
Helpful Gardener Garden Forum


Let us know if there is a forum on backyard farming that you find useful!

2 comments:

ChristyACB said...

One of my favorites is HomesteadingToday.com because it has all the topics under one forum.

And yes, I'm with you. The blank stare is getting more and more common too. Customer service got them big, but it is the bottom line that keeps them big.

Forums over centers anytime!

P~ said...

I've found that the best is FreedomGardens.org
The Dervaes family that started and run it average 6000 lbs of food from their 10th acre lot. (yes 6000, not 600)
You can find me there as CornerGardener and I'd love to help you out if I can.
Best regards.
Paul~