About the Rogue Valley Gardener
RVG was founded on the idea that gardening is communal. Many of us have gardens that our whole families participate in growing. We eat meals made out of what we've grown, we admire the gardens of our neighbors and we connect with local farmers and florists at growers markets.
There's something beautiful and simple about growing something together. RVG is designed to broaden our community beyond just the folks we know, so that a back-yard gardener in Eagle Point can get tomato-growing advice from a professional local grower who's perfected the technique. We want to provide gardeners of all ages and abilities with information and resources to become the kind of gardeners they want to be.
There's another kind of growth we want to support in our valley, too: economic growth. We want our local nurseries, landscapers and garden supply shops to flourish, because they're connecting with customers who want what they've got.Who Are We?
Steve McDonald, Owner
Steve maintains The Backyarder blog. The Rogue Valley Gardener was his brainchild, and he's excited to see RVG come together, as a place where regular gardeners, smarty-pants gardeners and plant-killers can all share their experience.
Steve's an amateur gardener and landscaper, and a highly qualified DIY-er. He and his wife Betsy (aka That Dahlia Lady) live with their dog Rudy ("Can I have a bite of that?") and cat Mack ("I hate the dog") in East Medford, where they maintain an immaculately landscaped yard.
When not gardening, Steve is a high school German teacher.
We are seeking Master Gardeners and other certified experts to work with us in the following ways:
1) Review forums, providing expert responses to member postings
2) Write articles on varied and timely topics for the membership section (Articles become the property of and are subject to editing by roguevalleygardener.com.)
3) Write potential blog postings for the membership section (Articles become the property of and are subject to editing by roguevalleygardener.com
We encourage vendors/businesses to provide articles regarding the focus area of their businesses, (and/or interviews for articles to be written by Rogue Valley Gardener staff). These articles will include a byline for the writer, the business name, and one line of descriptive text in return for providing the article. This will occur in the text of the article or immediately following the article.