[NAFEX] fundraising yes!!

Heron Breen breen at fedcoseeds.com
Tue Oct 19 16:47:40 EDT 2004

I love the ideas presented, not only higher membership, but also items to sell
for fundraising. I would like to check with others in the business I work for and
see about adding to the pot. I also saw a proposal to gain rights to a cultivar
and market  it, and I was wondering if any of us have any worth while
discoveries/breeding results that could be gifted to such a scheme? An apple that
would seem to epitomize Nafex would be the Milo Gibson. Other early member
finds/breeding works seem highly desirable, from Meader and others. I am not
considering any trademarks or copyrights, but more of a nursery offering.
An idea: maybe talk to the folks at Seed Savers Exchange, who sell the best and
most unique of their veggie offerings for a fundraising efforts. They also
maintain a 700 variety apple orchard, all pre-1900. Other groups, such as an
antique rose assoc. offer stock in their catalog. Maybe we could offer select
heirloom or unique selections in the same manner and reap the small profit? I
would be happy to graft a couple hundred of something...
Thinking out loud.

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