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I think there will always be people who want a good print magazine, but with the lower cost of online publishing and more e-book readers it might take over. I would love to check out this magazine.

You can't beat holding a good magazine in your hand and have great pictures and articles.On line is great for some stuff but we still need some print for the future. I would love to try out this magazine.

oooooh, This looks like an amazing magazine.

I am on the fence about online magazines. I like the idea of not wasting all that paper. Even with city recycling I feel guilty when I see the pile of magazines I toss every month. It would be nice to be able to have a digital file as reference too, instead of trying to save old magazines. It's so hard to find the article that I'm looking for when I dig through my pile of Organic Gardening.

On the other hand there are all the pleasures of printed material which anyone who is a reader understands. In addition, my old issues of magazines are usually passed on to other gardeners and my back issues of Organic Gardening are often sold at our annual Master Gardener plant sale.
I'd love to win a subscription to Wilder Quarterly. The 60.00/yr would likely keep me from subscribing. Wilder Quarterly would see a lot of readers if I received it, being passed around my Master Gardener group and finally being sold.

I'm always interested in a new gardening magazine. Something with down-to-earth (pun intended)gardening articles instead of how to one-up your backyard bar-b-q, or the newest most expensive patio furniture would be most welcome.

I think print will always be the way to go for gardening magazines. Obviously not for every kind of book - but magazines are, in my opinion, a better medium for pictures, and obviously tactile - pull out the pictures or hints you need and go shopping, get working or create a wish book. It's like good recipe or cooking magazines - always dog-earned and splattered with tomato sauce from using the recipe end of things. You just don't want to get your Kindle or computer wet, or dirty... right?

This looks awesome - and if I don't win I'm totally asking for it for Christmas! :)

It's terrific that they've identified an under-served demographic and are going after it. Painful as it is to admit, I probably fit the older demographic, but given your description I'll probably plonk for a subscription.

Having something thats sort of an upmarket version of Mother Earth News could well be successful appealing to both the people who are already involved and also to those who would like to dream of having a small homestead. I don't think theres anything quite the same in England but the overall quality of magazines and publications tends to be higher but then again subscription prices are much higher as well.

I'd love to read at least one copy of this and check it out. It is so very hard to find new and existing information on plants and gardening in general, so much of it is assumed to be known or shared orally. I hope this publication does well, and look forward to finding a copy to view.

This sounds exactly like what has been missing in the gardening world. I would love the opportunity to get acquainted with Wilder, the magazine.
Thank you!

I don't mind paying more for a magazine, IF they give me quality. I just subscribed to an English magazine and paid over $100 for it. That is fine if it lives up to that price. I am willing to pay for professional photographers, and for quality GARDEN writers. Actual Garden writers, not some writer they pulled from their other publications to write a piece for beginners on composting. For that money it is still less than $10 a month, and if it has sufficient garden porn, and information then it is a bargain.

I like the sound of this. As a young father, I am committed to growing food for my family & unhitching our pantry from the American Food Machine as much as possible. Yet, I often feel excluded by some gardening publications who seem to be ignoring my small but growing demographic. Wilder Quarterly might have what I'm looking for. Thanks.

My needs are simple. I'm not that picky. I still have money to spend on entertainment and gardening and I buy magazines and books though I rarely have tons of time to spend reading. What I admire is craftsmanship. If the production values are high I will read it from cover to cover, over and over again and enjoy it every time. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas gift.

You can't go too far wrong relying on a) really good writing and b) serious gardening knowledge. Any publication that can't muster both of those will have a hard time in this economic climate.

I think the duel platform of glossy magazine and online resource is the place to be. It would allow a publication to speak to multiple levels. General articles and pretty pictures in the mag with a how-to and advance comments and tips online

Print & online, the future of gardening magazines will be more practical, less glam. It won't cost $60/year, that's too exclusionary. Whch is why I'd love to get a free subscription to this gorgeous new journal, I can't afford it otherwise! Instead. . . Future publications will have editor-contributors-columnists like Barbara Damorsch, Elizabeth Henderson, Asiya Hadud and Natasha Bowens. Women farming pioneers, young and older, who know the joy and work of serious gardening, farming and community. The next wave will be for women in cities, suburbs and rural communities. It will have some hard core How-To (How To do basic maintenance on your tractor, How To Start a profitable rooftop CSA garden) pieces and some not (Farmers deserve spa days too!, Top 10 Ways To Make your Partner do the weeding). It will be about organic and sustainable practices ONLY. AND best of all-- it will reflect the true face of gardening and farming which is multi-ethnic, multi-generational and serious about doing good, too. (particularly in urban farming).

This looks right up my alley, as I am a townhouse dweller with no land at home but a small plot in the community garden that I just love.
As for magazines, I don't read many. But I'd sure read this one!

Would love to check out this new magazine. The photos look amazing and if the articles stay fresh it would be amazing.

I'd love to have a look at this new quarterly - thanks for putting this offer together!

I read print magazines, ipad/iphone app "zines", blogs, print books, ibooks, Kindle books & more. The reality - if they ink those words & images (digitally or on a piece of paper), I'm going to find a place to read it -- or at least drool over the pix.

I keep getting sent articles about how magazines need to dump printed versions and go digitally to survive, but my response is: I need them to keep printing on paper to feel safe reading them when I soak out my tired (old) gardening body in a hot Epsom salt bath. There may be waterproofing devices for my ipad, but its too heavy, awkward & frankly I've seen too many electronics-in-tubs horror movies to take that thing in there with me. Hopefully, the rest of the market will continue to demand all formats just like me. Thanks!

I will take one! Sounds like an awesome magazine that I may have to look into getting a subscription for, if I don't win.

Cheers!

I think that as the quality of digital print gets better and better, unfortunately the print magazines are going to go the way of print newspapers.

The younger generation is digital all way, and their reading material will follow suit over the coming years.

That's not to say that I don't to be considered for a subscription to Wilder, 'cause I do!!!


I'd love to get this magazine - sounds like a great change from some of the other ones that I could flip through in less than 15 minutes without finding anything really interesting.

Sign me up!

I'm intrigued. We certainly need more truly beautiful, well written publications which employ actual experts to produce their content. I wonder how the no ads, high cost, business model will work out for them?

Perhaps in if online magazines tried less to be merely a digital copy of a printed magazine & more to be the amazing resource they can be ... then I'd be more "into" them. Frankly if I want to flip pages, I'll buy the print version, then I'll have it laying around to browse when the power's out or the battery's dead. And I'll be able to pass it along to my friends & family. Magazines I buy rarely see just one home - they are passed around to friends & family (or even waiting rooms) who then pass them further down the line. The subscription department might not be happy w/that but I bet the advertisers are !

What would I like in an online magazine. Well, I like the links that most include. It's great to easily be able to see where to buy something. I like intelligent writing that doesn't treat me like I'm still wet behind the ears. But what about short videos, whether to demonstrate a technique or just show the beauty of plants swaying to the wind. Tempt me.

Make online magazines less print-like, more like a mash-up of technologies. Seems to me there's a lot of potential to be tapped there.

I'm reading William Robinson's The Wild Garden right now (2009 Timber Press reprint) and wishing so much that we had a magazine something like Robinson's magazine, The Garden. Could this be it?

Gardening is the antithesis of Corporate America. Occupy Your Yard.
I'm glad the backyard chicken, lawn-mowing sheep, natural beekeeping and mushroom- appreciators are moving into mainstream consciousness.

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