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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 1, 2015 8:56 PM CST
I've got a bunch of ideas for micro badges! Afterall, they personalize your profile and from my thread getting to know other members there is so many micro badges we need! Feel free to share your ideas too!

Getting your hands dirty
Tomato grower
Trellis gardening
Hybridizer
Earthworm lover
Apple grower or just Apples
Evergreens
African Violet
Keeps cows
Dairy farmer
Bird lover
Koi-goldfish lover
Insect lover
Trees
Tree hugger
Solar energy
Nutty for squirrels
Apartment gardening
Male & Female micro badges

And for a new idea for micro badges, badges to represent us better, which is hobbies we enjoy.
For example, these would be some micro badges I would add to represent my hobbies.

Bookworm
Computer nerd
Photographer
Gamer

Hope you all like these new badge ideas!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 2, 2015 8:13 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'm up for most or all of these. My problem is that it takes time to make the badges and right now I have a lot of other irons in the fire. If you or anyone else wants to make some badges, feel free to create them and email them to me. They must be 32x32 in size, in PNG format with a transparent background. If you do make and send badges to me, please don't be offended if I don't use every one. I'm kinda picky about the badges I put up on the site. Smiling E-Mail the badges to dave@whitinger.net.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 2, 2015 10:49 AM CST
dave said:I'm up for most or all of these. My problem is that it takes time to make the badges and right now I have a lot of other irons in the fire. If you or anyone else wants to make some badges, feel free to create them and email them to me. They must be 32x32 in size, in PNG format with a transparent background. If you do make and send badges to me, please don't be offended if I don't use every one. I'm kinda picky about the badges I put up on the site. Smiling E-Mail the badges to dave@whitinger.net.


I'm not sure how to make them or where to get images from. I don't mind waiting until you could do them if it it's easier that way?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 2, 2015 11:40 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

Might be easier. Sometimes other members make them and send them to me. I can get to these myself eventually, too, just probably not this week.
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Feb 2, 2015 1:04 PM CST
dave said:Might be easier. Sometimes other members make them and send them to me. I can get to these myself eventually, too, just probably not this week.


Sounds good!

Region: Texas Daylilies
RockGardner
Feb 2, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Dave, can you recommend an app for making them? I'd like to give it a try. Is something like Paint satisfactory?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 2, 2015 2:06 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

I make the badges using the gimp or inkscape, both of which are free graphics tools.

Region: Texas Daylilies
RockGardner
Feb 2, 2015 3:10 PM CST
Thanks Dave, just downloaded Inkscape. Now to figure it out... too bad my daughter is away at college! If I can make a request for 1 micro badge, it would be for Solar Energy... the ultimate (and inevitable) source for ALL our energy needs. (What are we waiting for?)
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Feb 2, 2015 3:12 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Inkscape is a lot of fun but it has a steep learning curve. Beware!! But it's also very addicting once you start learning how it works because it makes drawing so intuitive and easy. Smiling
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Mar 12, 2015 1:07 PM CST
dave said:I make the badges using the gimp or inkscape, both of which are free graphics tools.


I'm enjoying the new badges you've been adding Thumbs up
Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 16, 2015 9:56 AM CST
I was wondering if anyone had more badge ideas they'd like to see?
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Hostas Lilies Hybridizer Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Irises
Hummingbirder Region: United States of America Daylilies Region: Oklahoma Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kidfishing
Apr 16, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Sheep badge?
Hybridizer?
These are two that I would buy.
Kidfishing
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Apr 16, 2015 12:26 PM CST
Would the Pollen Collector badge work for Hybridizer? http://garden.org/special/badges/badge.php?bn=Pollen
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
Vegetable Grower Garden Photography Hybridizer Spiders! Annuals Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
keithp2012
Apr 16, 2015 12:45 PM CST
plantladylin said:Would the Pollen Collector badge work for Hybridizer? ]http://garden.org/special/badges/badge.php?bn=Pollen


I'm not sure because what if it's collecting pure pollen to prevent hybridization? Like in corn for example. That's why I thought hybridizer should be its own badge.
Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Organic Gardener Herbs Dragonflies Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Sages Plant Identifier
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Bonehead
Apr 16, 2015 12:59 PM CST
Perhaps it could be renamed pollen collector/hybridizer? I don't do either so am not sure what the difference might be.

I tend to use the badges to suit my own taste - rather than using the standard 'water lily' badge (which I have none of), I use the 'dragonfly' badge to represent my native farm pond (dragonflies are a good indicator of a balanced pond ecosystem). On the other hand, I vacillated between the 'bear' or 'raccoon' badge to represent my support of native wildlife -- I'm terrified of bears (which do live in our woods) but raccoons are such a nuisance. I went with the raccoon. My preference might be a deer, but deer cause so much damage to gardens it would likely have a negative connotation.

I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 16, 2015 1:23 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Either way. If we make a Hybridizer badge I know a lot of people would want it. But what would it look like?
Name: Connie
Willamette Valley OR (Zone 8a)
Forum moderator Hybridizer Region: Pacific Northwest Lilies Sempervivums Sedums
Pollen collector I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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pardalinum
Apr 16, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Maybe a pair of tweezers holding a generic anther...
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Apr 16, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Aa X Bb ?

Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Apr 16, 2015 4:46 PM CST
Along the same line of thinking as Rick. Two flowers with x between.
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
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gardengus
Apr 16, 2015 5:05 PM CST
When I see F1 on seeds and such I automatically know'' hybrid ''

is F1 too plain?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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