Badges are icons that represent your gardening interests. They show up on the right side of your posting header. You 'purchase' them by using the acorns you have accumulated by adding photos, comments, etc. to the database. Your post header will only display 12 (? I think) badges at any given moment, but you can rearrange them by going into your profile. Poke around, buy a couple, and play with them. Warm welcome from the PNW.