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For sure we need a new and different gardening magazine, and I for one will always prefer to read (and keep and share)the print version. Thank you for informing us about Wilder.

It looks like a fantastic addition to gardening periodicals--congratulations to the editor and publisher! I read part of the mycology piece on line and loved it. It's beautiful and varied which is exactly what we need.

I mentioned this blog post to a couple of gardener/writer friends, and we felt a point should be made. The readership needs to know that it takes time(which=$)to write intelligent articles and assemble great images. Advertising in print media has most often paid for the content. If we want to encourage quality, we have to support these periodicals monetarily. I believe the combo of online/print forms with 2 tier paid subscriptions will be the only way these mags can survive. The more people subscribe, (especially online) the less these magazines have to charge. If the mags do not continue offer high quality content, people will give up their subscriptions.

This sounds like a really interesting magazine, and it would fill a niche that is not adequately addressed by current magazines.

I would like to see more magazines develop digital formats (ideally as a free add-on for print subscribers) that allow for more interaction with content - technique videos, slideshows, links to plant/product sources, the ability to comment on articles, integration w/ social media, etc. that allow for an online community to grow around a publication.

I live for gorgeous and interesting gardening magazines. Nothing better for a winter day than reading about gardening with the bonus of beautiful pictures. Well maybe browsing gardening catalogs might be better,but it's a close call!

I would love to check out this magazine. And so glad they're in Brooklyn!

Go print! Gardening through smart, entertaining and informative storytelling -- not just a series of recycled bulletpoints. And lots and lots of photos! There's room for both digital and print publications.

This looks like a wonderful magazine with an eye on contemporary needs, not just commercial trends. I would love to read it (in hand) from cover to cover.

Well, "older, financially secure females with college degrees" need something to read. This looks like a good choice. I'm glad to read about gardening that doesn't require installing an outdoor kitchen.

As to a new garden wave, I'm always reminded about Mama buying the organic gardening book in the 1960s. She was surprised to know they were encouraging what she'd done for forty years with 'compost from the barn' and good farming methods.

I prefer print. Something to hold on to when the power fails. But if it is good, I will take it any way I can find it.

People taking the time to put good information in an attractive way, that's beautiful. Thanks

When I first started reading this post, I was hoping for a reader written rag like Organic Gardening and Farming used to be.
The garden world is wide ranging, many folks doing interesting things.
I like a taste of wide range.
Margaret Wilkie

I like the sound of this magazine, and I believe there's plenty of room in the world for digital and print media. As an added bonus, proceeds from the sales of this magazine benefit the Fresh Air Fund, a very worthy cause indeed!

I'd like to say this about the price: If they are paying their writers anything at all, $60 is a bargain. This is a big, thick publication that will take you a while to get through. Long, thoughtfully written articles by people who are clearly writers first.

And since we're talking about print vs. digital, I've recently figured out where the middle ground is for me: I subscribe to several print magazines that are also free on the iPad to print subscribers. An insomniac like me can pick up the iPad in the middle of the night, keep reading that New Yorker article I was reading in print before I dozed (briefly) off, and not wake up my sleeping spouse. It's illuminated and completely silent. Nice....

I am so hopeful that randomness affords me a subscription to this magazine, its perspective is long overdue!

I have the publication, so having seen and and read it, all I can say about the price is that it seems completely fair.

This publication's format seems more in keeping with a journal that specific industries folk subscribe to rather than a news stand magazine, especially with the lack of ads and the price tag.

The future of gardening publications? Well, as a Pacific Northwest inhabitant, I'd have to vote for more info on low impact development - rain gardens and green roofs. Also, edibles and being more self-sustaining in urban environments is a big trend out here.

I read information on-line and in print. I have to say though, I like the feel of a publication in my hands, preferably made out of recycled paper. The publication is there when the power goes out.

There's is nothing so comforting as reading a gardening magazine, in the cold of winter while under the covers in bed.

I would absolutely love to check out this magazine! I would much rather pay good money for ONE good magazine than $5 or $6 dollars for several magazines that are more advertisement than content.

There's something about holding a physical copy of something and being able to go back to it years later.

I love magazines and spent a decade or two working at, editing, and founding various titles. I write a gardening column for a local paper. But I don't subscribe to any magazines now and -- when I'm not working in my garden -- I tend to read Garden Rant (really, my favorite mag) and garden catalogs (online and print) instead. Occasionally I browse mags at the library or pick some up in the free bin.

I think well-written blogs and books are the future, though. I'd rather give space on my bookshelf to a book than a magazine (with a few exceptions*). Books are great for a focused topic or point of view. Good blogs work better for the sort of random curated selection of focused material that magazines were designed to handle.

*One exception is Kitchen Garden magazine, which published only 33 issues and, coming late to edible gardening, I discovered only after it had ceased publication. When I had room for more than a single bookshelf, I kept my collection handy.

Very much agreed to the notion that gardening publications are lacking in a variety of ways. Interested to take a look at Wilder.

I would like to see more scientific approach towards gardening. I am tired of blanket statements like "organic=good" and "genetic engineering=bad".

In spite of the trend of many print publications going electronic, I hope we continue to have the option to purchase hard copies of books and magazines. I tire of looking at electronic screens for many daily activities, so having a printed-on-paper magazine to look at for gardening inspiration would be welcome.

We do have more literary-style publications like this here in the UK, though I've never really been a magazine person...

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