You can grow your own food. And we can help!

Community Guidelines

KGI is a community of people committed to helping each other grow and prepare more of their own delicious, healthy food. Here are some ways to strengthen our community and make the KGI site into a vibrant, rich information source for gardeners near and far, present and future:

Be generous: Chances are, someone could benefit from your knowledge, opinions, or personal experiences. If you're a food and garden blogger, cross post some of your recipes and how-to posts with us and we'll return the favor with some return traffic back to your blog. The best way to get your post featured on the KGI frontpage and in our newsletter is to publish a whole post with a beautiful accompanying picture.

Be courteous: Remember that we're a diverse community of people with diverse opinions. Everyone wants to be treated with respect, and showing respect to others makes the community better for all members.

Be supportive: When you see a great post, recipe, question or answer, leave a supportive comment or show that you "dig it."  If you see abuse, report it using the report link at the bottom of each page.

Cite your sources: We encourage members to use online resources that can help other people become more effective gardeners, cooks, and responsible world citizens. Just be sure to cite your sources and give credit where it is due. Feel free to use creative commons photos. We have a photo attribution URL field you can use for identifying the source of photos. If you're adapting a recipe from a blog or a cookbook, cite the source and offer some link-love to the person who wrote it.

Be clear: Keep your content succinct, but be descriptive enough to help people understand what you're saying or asking. Correct spelling and grammar help people find your questions, and you'll get better feedback when others can clearly make out what you're saying.

Categorize correctly: Categorize your content correctly using tags. Placing your content in the right category helps make it more easy to find.  If you can't find the right tag among the ones offered, create your own using the free tags field.




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Praise for KGI:

"A group that can get
things done"

-Mother Nature Network

"One of the web's best sources of gardening info"
-Washington Post 

"The meeting place of the world's gardeners"
-WorldWatch Institute

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606