There are two winners to the contest, a people's choice and an editors' choice. Both win $500, but I'm extra interested in the editors' choice award. Not only does that person get the money, but their garden will be featured in Mother Earth News magazine. My whole life, I've viewed Mother Earth News to be a major inspiration, so it would truly be an honor to have my garden, that I've worked so hard on and fought so hard for, to show up in its pages. In order to be eligible for that prize, I first have to make it into the top 25 gardens. As of this writing, I'm 5 votes away from being in the top 25 and just over 150 votes away from being in the top spot! You can vote every day and voting ends November 1. You do have to sign up with the website to vote, but they don't ask for personal info except for a zip code (which isn't really that personal) and, except for a few required fields, most of what they ask, including about which gardens you'd like to follow, you can just click "skip this step" to just join to vote. Please click here to go to my page to vote.
In case you need some reminders (or are new to this blog and don't know), here are some highlights from this year's garden, the first year of the Trailer Park Homestead:
my page at yourgardenshow.com so even people who've never heard of my blog can see that I should win this contest.
So please, please, please vote for me! With over 900 Facebook fans (yes, I'm plotting something cool for when I hit 1000), plus a bunch of people following me on Twitter, NetworkedBlogs, and who knows where else, it seems like it should be a piece of homegrown carrot cake for me to take this thing, but if no one votes for me, I won't. Please don't let me down.