Quick Reference Guide – Great Garden (and related) Twitter chats

Quick Reference Guide - Twitter Garden Chats

Quick Reference Guide – Twitter Garden Chats

If you are a gardener and not on Twitter, no-one can really make you join.  But you may be choosing to exclude yourself for some really really great chats.

At least, I’ve found them to be wonderful places to learn, share and socialize with some awesome, fun and knowledgeable folks.

And they don’t have to stay digital.  There is an annual twitter seedswap I’ve learned of, and participants often meet up if they know they will be in the same areas or conventions (MANTS 2015 is a great example).  I’m looking forward to participating and learning even more from these groups 🙂

If you are new to Twitter chats, they are scheduled events, and you track the conversation as well as join in through hash-tags (yes THOSE.  The annoying things you always wondered why people use.  They are really very useful ways of tracking and cataloging topics on social media even outside of Twitter)

I expect I will be updating this list as I go, so please leave others that you love in the comments (or if I’ve gotten anything wrong or it needs updates, please correct me!).  Where possible, descriptions are taken directly from the chats’ resources.

MONDAY:

2-3pm EST – #plantchat

A weekly chat to discuss the business and educational aspects of horticulture. Our goal is to help educate and inform those who uses our products on trends in the industry, tips and how to’s for success in their gardens and landscape, sustainable and organic approaches and targeting the next generation horticulturists to advance the industry. Partners include; American Horticultural Society, Corona Tools, Proven Winners, Rodale Institute, Emergent

Twitter account: @itsplantchat

Host(s): @CoronaTools

Info Link: http://coronatoolsusa.com/green-industry-leaders-network

Tweetchat Room: tweetchat.com/room/plantchat

9-10pm EST – #gardenchat

#gardenchat  was created in 2010 by a group of garden enthusiasts who enjoyed sharing on the social network Twitter about their gardens. The hashtag was used as a Twitter based chat forum where garden enthusiasts from all walks of life connect and interact sharing ideas about their experience growing.  As social media has evolved so has #gardenchat and the tagging can be found on Instagram, Google+, Facebook, just to name a few.  Connect-Share-Grow Website was created in 2010 to help people connect with others, share and grow successfully.

The #gardenchat Community consists of many gardening enthusiasts at all levels of growing.  Many join in the conversation just to enjoy the beautiful gardens and flowers that are shared daily on the social network platform.  Follow our networking on this website where you will find the current shares on Instagram,Vine,Twitter and Flickr.  When you share using the #gardenchat hashtag you become a part of the growing community.

Find out what events are scheduled on Twitter and Google Hang-Outs on the Calendar

Twitter account: @TheGardenChat

Host(s): Bren Haas : @BG_garden

Info Link: http://connect-share-grow.com/

Tweetchat Room:

Tuesday:

2-3pm EST – #treechat

A weekly chat to discuss the business and educational aspects of arboriculture. Our goal is to help educate and inform arborists, property managers and homeowners on what’s going on in the industry. Tree news, tips and how to’s for property managers, and strategies for arborists to market their businesses on social networks. Partners include; Alliance for Community Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, Bartlett Tree Experts, Corona Tools

Twitter account: @treechat

Host(s): @CoronaTools

Info Link: http://coronatoolsusa.com/green-industry-leaders-network

Tweetchat Room: tweetchat.com/room/treechat

8:30-9:15pm EST – #gardenchatter

Google Hangout for #gardenchat. Find out what events are scheduled on Twitter and Google Hang-Outs on the Calendar

Twitter account: @TheGardenChat

Host(s): Adam Cortell and Bren Haas

Info Link: http://connect-share-grow.com/garden-chatter-google-hang-outs/

Tweetchat Room:

9-10pm EST – #pollin8rchat

A weekly discussion centered around pollinators and pollination

Twitter account:

Host(s): @thegardenbuzz

Info Link:

Tweetchat Room:

Wednesday:

2-3pm EST – #landscapechat

A weekly chat to discuss the business and educational aspects of landscape management and landscape architecture. Our goal is to help educate and inform landscape contractors property managers and homeowners on what’s going on in the industry, water and sustainability, and targeting the next generation horticulturists and land archs careers to advance the industry. Partners include; Lawn and Landscape, Land 8, Planet Professional Landcare Network, Ewing, Corona Tools

Twitter account: @landscapechat

Host(s): @CoronaTools

Info Link: http://coronatoolsusa.com/green-industry-leaders-network

Tweetchat Room: http://tweetchat.com/room/landscapechat

9-10pm EST – #seedchat

Launched December 1st 8pm Central/9pm Eastern. The seediest chat on Twitter hosted by @mrbrownthumb & @xitomatl Let’s talk seeds

Twitter account: @SeedChat

Host(s): @mrbrownthumb & @xitomatl

Info Link: http://www.seedchat.com/

Tweetchat Room:

9-10pm EST – #rosechatradio

Live chats weekly.  This top rated rose gardening podcast covers all things ROSE! Listen anytime on-demand via Web, iTunes & Stitcher APPS. Follow the #RoseChat hashtag

Twitter account: @Rose_Chat

Host(s):

Info Link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rosechat and http://rosechat.podbean.com/

Tweetchat Room:

Thursday:

2-3pm EST – #herbchat

A weekly twitter chat discussing herbs

Twitter account:

Host(s): @gardengeri

Info Link:

Tweetchat Room:

Friday:

2-3pm EST #groundchat

An earthy weekly tweetups on all things soil. Let’s talk dirt!

Twitter account: @GroundChat

Host(s): @CristinaGardens

Info Link:

Tweetchat Room:

4 thoughts on “Quick Reference Guide – Great Garden (and related) Twitter chats
  1. Sierra

    Hey Pam, since those are real time resources, do they post the chat somewhere for people who cannot attend? Or do you know of helpful podcats?

    • Pam Tallon

      For the twitter chats, some of them do post summaries after the chat, but all of them can still be read at a later date by searching the #hashtag. I often have to do that, and I’ll still send in late comments or questions if there is something a participant shared that I’m curious on. Almost all participants are very happy to continue the conversation outside of set times 🙂
      For those that are Google Hangouts or podcasts (ie #gardenchatter or #rosechatradio) reviewing after the fact is just as easy. I’ll have to look for some gardening podcasts to add the list (or maybe to create as an additional resource list). There must be a lot of them. In fact, I’ll poll the twitter garden communities to share!

  2. Bren Haas

    Great to connect with you all and THANK YOU Pam for sharing #gardenchat and #gardenchatter . You can find out information about those chats along with transcripts / recaps from the past 4 years on connect-share-grow.com

    I love all the other twitter chats that have been growing over the past year too … great resources to meet up in real time with garden enthusiasts.

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