[NAFEX] fundraising yes!!

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 19 17:10:07 EDT 2004

Just joining in on your thinking out loud....

Is NAFEX an offical non-profit groups?  I wonder if
some nurseries would donate stock as a tax deduction? 
This could be auctioned as well.


--- Heron Breen <breen at fedcoseeds.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Heron 
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