Independent Newsletters: Bob's Gardening, Tomatoes and Non-Profit Fundraisers

This short series of reports includes news on MOTHER's choice for independent newsletters, including Bob's gardening newsletter, all about tomatoes newsletter and a non-profit fundraising newsletter.

| December 1995/January 1996

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    Small newsletters, independent publishers, big ideas.
    MOTHER EARTH NEWS STAFF

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News briefs on MOTHER's selection of top independent newsletters, including Bob's gardening newsletter, all about tomatoes newsletter and a non-profit fundraising newsletter. 

Independent Newsletters: Bob's Gardening, Tomatoes and Non-Profit Fundraisers

Here at MOTHER we get mail—lots and lots of it. Every day we sort through a pile of letters from readers, surveys, queries, and press releases. Every so often, as we open and write back or open and file them, we discover that someone, somewhere has also been infected with the publication bug. And, with the development of desk-top publishing, some folks have found a cure for this bug, in the form of newsletters. These beefed-up pamphlets provide a wealth of information to a highly defined audience. They are commonly sans advertisements, which accounts for the slightly higher subscription price. Of course, we most commonly receive newsletters useful for gardeners, farmers, and do-it-yourselfers. We wanted to let you know about some interesting and worthy gems out there.  

Bob's Honest to Goodness Newsletter  

Packed with information for farmers and gardeners alike, Bob's is, indeed, honest to goodness.



Recently started and completely written by Robert Kourik, this newsletter features one in-depth cover story per issue. For example, "Intercropping to Frustrate Bugs" was featured in the second issue. The lead story is followed by a couple of other informative articles under the heading "Don't Myth the Point, Setting Straight the Biggest Myths About Our Home and Yard," which discusses irrigation.

You'll find "Kernels of Truth" interspersed throughout, which are "nut-meats of wisdom" about everything from flowers to plants to chayote to inline irrigation emitter tubing. Also, throughout the promised "at least 12 pages," there are charts and illustrations supplementing the stories.






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