[NAFEX] commentary on recent dialogue

Jim Cooper JCooper at lewiston.k12.id.us
Thu Oct 21 13:12:55 EDT 2004

Would you give us some names of the modern varieties that you are
talking about. I was just at the fruit show out in Oregon. Put on by the
Home Orchard Society and it was great! I sampled over 400 fruits and
probably did not sample 1/2 of the show. I had to travel 300 miles to
get to this and I would suggest anyone who can get to these regional
events. They are full of very helpful people. I have a variety that I am
not sure of it's name; they had an Identification table to help people
like me.
Jim in Idaho

>>> efackler at woh.rr.com 10/21/04 03:27AM >>>
Good morning:

     The recent flurry of verbage on various issues facing NAFEX is
interesting.  I strongly advise your continued interest in the
viability of
NAFEX as it has been the recipient of a trend which has been going on
some 15 years or so.  That trend would be called apathy, or many folks
having great ideas and no one to do the necessary work to pursue these
ideas.  Also NAFEX feel into a rut of "making money" in the stock
some years back which turned out to be just that....a wasted-time rut.

     Anyways I strongly encourage you all to continue the dialogue and
to worry about so-called "controversy".  Most subjects can cause mixed
responses and it really serves no purpose to get hostile over much of
anything.  Just keep plugging away gracefully.

     A couple of days ago I put a note on this site about the upcoming
meeting on Nov. 13 at Dawes Arboretum in Newark, OH.
     The lack of response surprises me a bit.  Reason.  Many of you
recently ranted on and on about the wonderment of "antique" varieties.
Well, show up at Dawes on the 13th and I'll show you some modern
which possess more flavor than any antique you've ever eaten.  Also
Dawes is
one of the best kept secrets in the eastern USA.  This place is a
showcase of various collections of near every kind of plant you can

ed, south central Ohio and doin' okay

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