[nafex] Re: So what is the point?

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Thu Jul 12 10:11:41 EDT 2001

I'm going to jump in on this.  (I'm somewhat inspired by the book I 
mentioned in an earlier message [which I haven't finished]).

What's the point?


If NAFEX dies, we lose wealth.  I.e. social capital.  We (as members) 
have, to some degree, our fruit growing lives (and sometimes beyond 
that) made easier.  We exchange information, seeds, scions that would 
have more cost to us in time, energy, or money to locate and 
determine.  We pay back into the system by contributing ourselves.  
As the circle shrinks more value is lost.  

What can we do?

I'm not sure.  Some on this forum have offered some ideas that may 
help.  But we're bucking a national trend.  The Boomers and GenX do 
not join organizations like the GI generation did (they do join more 
as they age, but never at the rate or involvement of their forebears).
And the millenial "cohort" is too young to know their involvement 

Chris Mauchline
(on the cusp between Boom and GenX)


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