Donation Page

Donation Page


Why We Find Ourselves Dependent on the Kindness of Stranger

Did you know, this domain is maintained by only one person and it’s my interest in gardening that complies me to push on. I use to call it a hobby, but is it is now more of personal goal to make an informative webpage for all to use. It seems like a part time job….lol

In past 6 months, I had 10 million people visit my domain and only $50 USD was donated for my efforts.. Yes, I’ve had sponsor’s in the past, but now, it has dried up. Ads are required to help pay the enormous fees to run a domain. No more FAT DOT COM’s are left.

If I’ve saved you anytime and provided some insight on gardening, maybe you can provide me a small donation…like a dollar for all the hard work I do. Hey, I have to try. These domains fees are not cheap. The FAQ’s on the this page can address any of your questions on donating.

If you’d care to become a Backyardgardener supporter, we now have a relatively easy-to-use options,
the Amazon Honor System, which sounds very austere and commanding and comes with this rather large graphic, and PayPal, which sounds much more friendly and comes with such a small, cheery graphic that we put it up twice. Whichever you choose, we recommend either of these services, because we’re using them. Why? How?
See our FAQ.

Why We Find Ourselves Dependent on the Kindness of Strangers

What is the Honor System and what is PayPal?
Amazon and PayPal both allow you, the visitor, to show your support and/or appreciation for Backyardgardener with a financial contribution. To do so, you can click on one of the boxes above. The transaction is done via credit card through Amazon’s or PayPal’s servers.

Are they secure servers?
We believe so, but servers are not particularly introspective, so it’s difficult to tell.

Is there a difference between Amazon and PayPal?
Yes. PayPal charges us much less (i.e., they take less off the top). Then again, Amazon may already have your credit card information, so unless you have a PayPal account (which is actually easy to set up), Amazon could be quicker. Or more quick. But basically it’s whomever you feel comfortable with. Either way, you get to keep this site thriving.

Can’t we just support you directly?
Well, if you’d rather send a check or money order, you can send to:

Backyardgardener, LLC
1825 56TH ST NE
Federal Way, WA 98422

Wait, Backyardgardener has ads. Why should I give anything if it makes money on banner ads?
The road to Chapter 11 is paved with ad-based revenue models. As many of you know, the only models less productive are selling pet supplies online, or launching a free song-swapping service. Backyardgardener covers some expenses with ads, but overall, the content you see is produced at a substantial loss. I’d like to trim that down to “moderate loss.” Yes, this site is the creation of one person with a family.

I don’t know how much to give. How much is Backyardgardener worth?
As always, a good rule of thumb is to spend two months salary on Backyardgardener. Hey, it works for diamonds.

PayPal doesn’t have a limit, but Amazon’s Honor System only allows me to give between $1 and $50.
Oh, all right then. Somewhere in there would be good.

Does Backyardgardener get to see my credit card information, or find out how much I gave, or who I am?
No, maybe, and maybe. We don’t see your Credit Card info – have nothing whatever to do with that. And if you give through Amazon, we don’t know anything else about you either. If you use PayPal, we will be told who you are and how much you gave.

What will my money be used for?
A smile from my wife.


More Backyardgardener. Better Backyardgardener.
Maybe both. I’ve been creating pages since 1996. A donation would be nice.

How much money will Backyardgardener make on this deal?
No idea. But let’s do some hypotheticals. If one person gives $1, Backyardgardener will make… $0.70. I know you feel my info is worth more than $0.70 cents.

One Comment


    Regarding Solanum aviculare ( Kangaroo apple ), the fruits are poisonous when green but are definitely edible once ripe and can be cooked in the same way as tomatoes. message from downunder gardener

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