PLEASE READ: Forum Rules
The Grow Network Forum Use Policies
Thank you for being a part of the Grow Network Forum Community. We are so excited that you have decided to join us. The forums are an exciting place for us to grow together through communication.
We thrive on the ability to share our experiences with you and hope that you are just as excited to do the same. We want to be sure that this experience is a positive one for all parties involved and therefore, we have established some ground rules that we hope you will comply with. We don’t like to be bossy, but we do appreciate a positive and comfortable environment for all, so we thought it would be helpful to share our expectations with you.
All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.
Post in Relevant Sub-Forums Only
Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.
When posting on the forum, be sure to give as much detail as possible. Our community is very helpful, and we strive to help others, so do be sure you are giving a clear description of what it is you are looking for when posting to the forum. Remember that some members are brand new to these concepts being taught, so try to keep your posts at a level where everyone can understand.
Respect other users and other humans. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after one warning issued by moderators. We have zero tolerance for abuse, including hateful speech related to a person's gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, politics, or religion.
Welcome New Community Members
We will see new people on the forum regularly. Please help us to make these new users feel welcome in our online community. We all know how it feels to be the new kid on the block, so let’s be sure we are providing a warm welcome to everyone!
Harassment Will Not Be Tolerated
No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for immediate deletion from the forums.
Trolling (posting to provoke others, luring them to flame or rant) will not be tolerated. We do understand that trolling can be done involuntarily, so please be considerate when posting. Do not engage or quote people who troll or flame.
Keep it Clean
No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted. This is a family site and we do have younger readers. We want this to be a community where anyone can feel comfortable.
Keep it Legal
No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
No Selling or Advertising
Please do not advertise your products or services outside of the appropriate Buy Sell Trade areas of our forum.
Please do not actively promote other websites that are similar to our site, especially similar forums. Though we love that there are others with similar missions, it can lead to confusion on the forums.
If you find interesting, credible articles on other websites that relate to gardening, homesteading, or making home medicine, feel free to share them! However, please do not copy-and-paste the entire article into a post on the TGN Forum. This can create problems for the other site, and may also infringe on copyrights. Rather, feel free to copy-and-paste a brief, relevant excerpt from the article in your post, along with your own comments about the article and a link to the article on the original website.
Forums are a great place to make friends and get to know one another. But, please do not publicly post your private information. Posts with phone numbers and/or mailing addresses will be deleted from the forum for your safety.
Religion and Politics
This is a judgment-free zone, and we happily support your right to hold personal religious and political beliefs. However, we strongly discourage forum posts on religious, political, and other strongly divisive topics, and reserve the right to close or delete them at our discretion.
Moderation and Content Obligation
We thrive to keep our forum area running as smoothly as we can. However, we also feel that there are some conversations that are better had privately. Please email [email protected] with any discussion pertaining to technical issues, personal concerns, feedback, or issues regarding moderation.
If a topic is closed or removed do not, under any circumstances, re-post the same topic or material. If you have any questions as to why a thread was closed or removed please contact [email protected].
If you do not agree with these terms, please let us know so that we may help you in discontinuing your membership. Use of the Service constitutes acceptance of these terms. If you wish to close your account, please email us at [email protected].
All content posted on our forum may be sent to third-party verification services (including, but not limited to, spam prevention services). Please do not post any content that you consider to be private or confidential.
We reserve the right to remove or modify any content submitted at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.
We reserve the right to terminate your access to all or any part of the service at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.
You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, the content you post and your conduct.
These terms may be changed at any time without notice.
Update: This discussion has been closed to further commenting. Contact [email protected] directly if you have any further questions or need clarification about any of the forum policies. Thank you!
This Week's Leaders
- 601 All Categories
- 31 Our Front Porch Welcome! (Please Read Before Posting)
- 50 Introductions & Region-Specific Discussions
- 311 Educational Opportunities & Resources
- 432 Current Events & Breaking News
- 39 Emergency/Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency
- 1.2K Our Garden: Growing Food
- 1.5K Our Apothecary: Natural & Home Medicine
- 488 The Back 40: Animal Husbandry & Harvesting
- 33 The Bush: Wild Game and Survival
- 472 Our Kitchen Table: Food Prep
- 359 The Homestead: DIY
- 1.1K Personal Journals
- 97 The General Store: Sell, Buy, & Barter