In the last few weeks two different people came to me with the exact same idea. I think it is a great idea - I'm just trying to settle on how to implement it.
I think each section could have a beginner forum. And the theme could be "a friendly place for beginners". These sorts of places might need a bit more moderation. Maybe a bit more care .... but they would also be a place where the words are extra extra gentle and supportive.
Under "growies" I think we could have a forum, at the bottom, called "gardening for beginners". And something similar for each section.
Before implementing this idea, I would like to get some feedback on possible variations I had not thought of. I would also like to get some feedback that if we do this, people will stand up and help the uber newbies with lots and lots of extra care.