Monday, March 30, 2009

ATTN: HGTV "This is War!" April 13

Okay, I don't normally get into the whole "Online petition" "Forward this to all your friends" yada-yada stuff that floats around these-here intertubes. I've been online long enough to have developed a sense of cynicism about such things (and I *always* check Snopes before forwarding any particularly interesting "tidbits" of info...).

And, to be perfectly honest, I'm not really much of an "Activist" anyway. Takes too much energy!

But for this, I will make an exception...

This all started with Garden Rant. Actually, it probably "started" somewhere else, but that's neither here nor there, at this point.

Many of us (myself included) have "continued" the rant... And now I'm happy to see that someone is spearheading an effort to "get through" to HGTV and their sad departure from Garden programming.

Check out HGTV Protest Campaign. They're basically calling upon all us Gardeners to send emails, write letters, call, whatever on APRIL 13 (not before) and express our feelings about the disappearance of all "Garden" related programming. Not only to HGTV/Scripps Network directly, but ALSO to their sponsors, threatening a Boycott.

Okay, that might be a bit extreme... Or it might actually make a difference... Who knows?

Me? I'll definitely send an email off to the HGTV/Scripps execs, for sure. And I'll probably "selectively" contact some of their sponsors. There's actually a fairly extensive list on the Protest Campaign site - and I'll definitely be sending off notes to any sponsors who might have a "stake" in the Gardening World (i.e. Sears, Home Depot, Lowes, Troy-Bilt, among others). Pizza Hut? Probably not...

But that's just me.

By all means, I think - any-and-all Gardeners out there - *should* jump on the bandwagon. Maybe, just maybe, our "collective voices" can be heard!

So go to HGTV Protest Campaign and join us on April 13!

Worst case: You'll waste 15 minutes of your life sending out a bunch of emails...

Best case? Maybe we CAN be heard!

Heck, it's worth a try, right?!

1 comment:

Tina said...

Hi, QT. I just wanted to say thanks for your support and help in getting the word out.


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