There are a number of fun, creative ways you can become involved with Heirloom Gardener.
• Share your story: Has your family kept cuttings from the same rose bush for generations? Did a relative develop a vegetable variety that you maintain and treasure to this day? Is there a specific plant that always reminds you of home? We’re looking for readers’ stories about special plants passed down and shared for generations. Send your stories to Casey Marshall, along with high-resolution photos if possible. If selected, you will receive $25 for your story, plus $25 for your photo, if used in the Family Heirlooms department of the print magazine.
• Blog for us: We’re assembling a crew of skilled and passionate organic gardeners, cooks, craftspeople, and herbalists to join our blogging community. If you or someone you know would like to blog about rare plants, historical heirloom cultivars, organic gardening techniques, seasonal recipes for the kitchen or medicine chest, fiber plants, or other related content, please email blogging coordinator Shenise Phelps for more information.
• Send us photos of your garden: We would like to publish photos of our readers’ beautiful gardens in each issue. If your garden or nature photos would shine in print, please send a high-resolution file or photo-sharing link to Casey Marshall.
• Send us article queries and feedback: Are there any specific topics or plant cultivars that you’d like Heirloom Gardener to cover? If so, send your magazine feedback or article queries to managing editor Hannah Kincaid. Before sending a print query to our editors, please read our additional guidelines.
We can’t wait to hear from our readers, and we’re sure to find inspiration in your stories, article ideas, and photos. If one or more of the bullet points above interests you, then please don’t hesitate—reach out to our editors to collaborate!