The latest issue of the GPC Common Ground Newsletter has been delivered to inboxes all around the world.
In this post I touch on what is in the newsletter, and what I liked.
What’s In this Issue
- Ian & Stuart Paton, 2020 Growers of the Year
- GPC Hall of Fame Inductees 2020
- Green squash in 2020
- No Dig
- GPC Category Champions 2020
- The Challenge of Growing in Colorado
- GPC 2020 rookie of the Year
- Pre season tomato prep
What I Liked
I liked the mix of topics this issue. It was interesting.
Interesting to see what the Patons have been up to, and what they will do next year in their quest for the world record.
All the inductees into the GPC Hall of Fame get covered, and amazing group of growers. You’ll get the rundown on green squash and what the top seeds are if your keen to grown your own.
What were peoples reaction to the no dig movement early on in the UK?
The challenges of growing in Colorado is covered, and what a top tomato grower is up to in pre season prep work.
What I Didn’t Like
I was in 2 minds about writing this. But I will, so I can get it out of my head.
I don’t mind blurry photos, I know that there are some great photos out there at low resolution. When enlarged they are blurry.
I do not like the blurry text in articles, or the blurry charts. We are in 2021 and this should not be happening.
The GPC really needs to sort this out. This is how:
- Make sure everyone submits their stories in either plain text, or a word doc
- All charts etc need to be high resolution images, or recreated into high res (these could then be kept and reused, or as part of an archive on the website)
- The submitted stories are converted into PDF’s (single PDF’s are OK)
- You then use one of many free tools, even online ones to join all the pages into the one PDF you send to people
- Compress the PDF down in size. Making emailing easier.
Information is good, presentation not the best.
Make Sure to Sign Up
So make sure to check it out, and get other growers signed up if they aren’t already receiving their copy.