Welcome to our new home!

This month, the Garden Professors have moved to a new website. You can still easily find us at gardenprofessors.com (bookmark that address!), but we’re no longer actively posting on the eXtension website. This change was necessitated by eXtension’s decision to restrict leadership to faculty belonging to premium universities (those paying a sizable annual membership fee). Since neither Dr. Gillman nor Dr. Chalker-Scott belongs to a premium university, and since both are founding members of the Garden Professors, we made a group decision to host our blog independently.

We’ve been working on this transition for a number of months, which is partially why we haven’t been posting as often as we’d like. Along with our new space we’ve added some new members: Dr. Laura Jull (University of Wisconsin), Joseph Tychonievich, and Raymond Eckhart will be joining us as regular bloggers. We’ll be adding blurbs on each of these new members in our “Who We Are” section.

Ideally we’ll be posting on a daily basis, meaning more consistent posts for you. We’ll also be including posts from guest bloggers (our “visiting professors”). And you can also visit us on Facebook, where we have both a page and a group. The group is a great place for you to ask questions or start discussions on topics that aren’t in our archives.

We look forward to bringing you more good science-based gardening information in our own unique ways. Thanks for sticking with us!

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15 thoughts on “Welcome to our new home!”

  1. The best of luck to you all – I’m glad that you have decided to be independent. I look forward to your blogs.

  2. You provide an invaluable service! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and I look forward to getting to know this site.

    ps. what the heck is a “premium” university?

    1. Thanks, Barbara! We appreciate your interest and kind words. (A premium university is one that can afford to pay at least $40,000 per year to be affiliated with eXtension. WSU chose not to do that.)

  3. I look forward to many good posts, comments and gardening wisdom. Glad you chose this route rather than losing members or disbanding. Thanks for all you do to educate about gardening.

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