Not only are you giving your friend, or loved one, a years worth of Pacific Horticulture magazine, but you're be supporting an active horticultural organization..."We believe in the power of gardens to enrich people’s lives and inspire environmental stewardship. A strong voice for West Coast gardeners since 1976, Pacific Horticulture Society is a community of avid gardeners passionate about exploring the many facets of garden making and creating nature-friendly environments."
I've been a member since, oh gosh, I'm guessing here...2010? When I became a member it was strictly for the magazine, I had no understanding of the larger society. That all changed in 2015 when I attended a day long lecture series here in Portland; Drawing Nature into the Urban Landscape. Then, about a year ago, I was asked to join the board of directors, which I was honored to do. That's when I really came to understand what this organization is all about — it's also when I began to comprehend why I was periodically asked to give more than just the cost of membership (currently $32). There's no big bank account or wealthy sponsor bankrolling this organization. Nope. It's funded by memberships (which only cover a fraction of of the operating costs) and donations. Every dollar helps. Seriously. That's not hyperbole, I've seen the books!
So as one garden lover to another, I encourage you to give the gift of membership in the Pacific Horticulture Society this holiday season (details here, towards the bottom of the page). And because I want you to be a part of the fun, I'll buy you a membership...
Now it's true, the magazine is largely written for, West Coast, USA, gardeners, so it may not appeal to everyone reading this. Still, I am confident a garden lover is going to love it, no matter where they live. Maybe this is the perfect opportunity for someone outside the natural geographic area to give it a try? Or, if you're currently a member and so would like to give away the winning membership that's okay too. If I contact you saying you've won just let me know you'd like the membership to go to a friend.
So...how do you enter? First go over here and sign up for the newsletter. If you're already a subscriber no problem, you're ahead of the curve.
Then just leave a comment below about how you support the power of gardening, ah come on it's not a test...it's just for fun.
I'll draw the random winner of the membership next week, on Wednesday the 13th and announce it on that day's blog post. As always you must give me a way to contact you. If your comment doesn't link to an active blog then be sure to leave an email, alternatively you can email me at — spiky plants at gmail dot com — and give me your email there. Also this giveaway is limited to continental US addresses only — but that shouldn't stop you from subscribing to the newsletter or perusing the online archives.
Again, and I can't stress this enough, consider giving the gift of member ship in the Pacific Horticulture Society this holiday season! It really is an amazing gift.
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