Advertising and Affiliate Disclosure Policy or…

Why there's so much free information on this website

The-Compost-Gardner.com is my website and is written and edited by me, Leslie Scrimshaw.
It is an informational website and my hope is that it helps all of us understand a bit better how the natural world works and especially how we can help by composting and gardening.

I love building this site. I have learned so much both about how the natural world functions and how the world wide web works. That is a reward in and of itself. The site also costs time and money to build maintain and host.

To offset the costs of operation, I have joined the Google Adsense program, and the Affiliate programs of Amazon.com and SBI. With this income I am able to continue offering this website for free.

Google Adsense Ads

Before starting this site I had often wondered why on earth people spent their time working on their websites. I didn’t realize one could make a living with this kind of work.  While I had seen those Google Ads on many of my favourite websites I really didn’t twig that this was one of the ways websites were supporting themselves.


"Ads by Google" are not selected by me, so if you see a Google ad and a Web page about the same product or service, it is a coincidence. When you click on an ad you are interested in I am paid a small fee.

Some third-party advertisements may be provided by Google, which uses the DoubleClick cookie to serve ads. This cookie enables Google to serve ads to users based on their visits to other sites on the Web. You may opt out of the use of the DoubleClick cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

You’ll find more details about the Google Ad program in my Privacy policy.

Affiliates and How They Work

As you use this site you will find a number of links. You should know that when you click on some (but not all) of the links found through the site and purchase any of the products or services you find there I will receive a referral commission for the products or services you decide to purchase.

The compensation I receive doesn’t influence the information I provide. Some links lead to advertisers that are compensation based. There are also links here that are not compensation based. Either way, my goal is to provide you with quick and easy access to great composting and gardening information, whether i earn a commission or not.  

The products recommended on my site are also the same prices as if you were to find them on your own. They are not priced higher in order for me to get a commission.

Special statement about Amazon.com

The-Compost-Gardener.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

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If you have any questions about the information contained in this Disclosure Policy, please contact me and I will do my best to answer them for you.

I thank you for your continued support of this website.

Leslie Scrimshaw