The February update from Good Gardening Videos starts with the news, then recommends 16 new or newly-discovered videos. Some have no point other than to entertain – so we thank them for the distraction.
NEWS: GGVideos Welcomes Nonprofit Supporters
The missions of the Garden Writers Association Foundation and Kids Gardening – educating the public, encouraging gardens, and more – align so well with those of GGVideos, they’ve signed on as supporters. We thank them for helping to spread the word about GGVideos and for their own good works for the cause. We look forward to connecting with other respected nonprofits in the plant world.
PlantPop and New “Cool Stuff” Feature
Time to show off the hottest thing in plant videos – PlantPop, a “horticultural film studio” telling stories of “plants and how they improve people’s lives.” Some of their videos explore real gardeners and their gardens but others (like their video poems) are just COOL, so we’ve created a brand new category for them on our site and Youtube channel – “Cool Stuff.” It’s for artsy, fun and funny videos that don’t even try to teach. Might help get your mind off…whatever.
(Coming next week on the Rant – behind the scenes at PlantPop.)
In “BRIE ARTHUR: TRANSFORMING THE SUBURBAN LANDSCAPE” PlantPop interviews the Raleigh-area garden communicator in her own garden. Brie is known for combining edibles with ornamentals – beautifully.
We love these PlantPop videos about community gardens: “NIMMO COMMUNITY GARDEN IN VIRGINIA BEACH” and “EAST OCEAN VIEW COMMUNITY GARDEN FEATURES HYDROPONICS”.
Cool Stuff for Winter
For pure fun we recommend “FREAKS OF THE GARDEN SALE, MOUNTAIN-STYLE” by the creative growers at Peaceful Belly Farm in Hailey, Idaho. Video marketing this good is bound to go viral, and did. (We expect more dancing gardener videos this season, inspired by a challenge on GardenRant.)