This last week was amazing. We had a very nice piece written about us in the Ventura County Star. Not only were we in the first section on page A-3, but we also got a headline blurb on the Masthead directing people to the article. That is Star treatment! If you missed the article in the paper, you can read the article here: An Idea to Grow On, and now I find there is a photo gallery.
This was a great article showcasing a number of the gardeners who were interviewed on site. It also kicked off the rest of the week. It led immediately to a surprise call from Ami from KCAL News asking for permission to visit us at the garden. When I arrived, there was a satellite trunk parked in front of the garden, and a reporter and cameraman/video editor working the crowd. They went live at 12:30 and gave us a wonderful segment seen all over California! If you missed the broadcasts (we were on at noon, 2:00 and 4:00) you can see it on-line here: Our Field of Dreams.
The next day I was asked to go on the radio with “Two Moms and a Mic” on KKZZ Radio 1400. Sandy and Kim (the 2 Moms) are rated as #1 in California for “Positive Talk Radio” – a very refreshing change from the negative, inflammatory ‘news’ programs on TV and radio. The ladies were delightful, and interested enough to walk the garden prior to the show. They gave me a chance to talk about our garden, the new garden, and several programs relating to school and community gardens.
In a moment of Kismet, Sandy’s kids attend La Mariposa School here in Camarillo, the same site where we will be holding a school and community garden building class at the end of July (you can read more about this program on sustainabe-landscaping.net.
Ans one more article featuring us is now on the news stands (that is such an antiquated term) in “805 Living” Magazine. I have not seen it yet (going to get a copy today), but I did a peek at an early draft of the article and it looks like we are the lead off to Billy Goodnick’s article. Check it out!
This exposure has been a boon – we have had a constant stream of inquiries, sign-ups for information and a BUNCH of new gardeners are now on our waiting list. This is good publicity (and much easier to take than Lindsey Lohan’s jail time!).