[nafex ibiblio list] North Carolina Scion Exchange

Deb Schneider debs913 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 30 09:31:39 EST 2011


NAFEX members can request a list of members names/emails etc. for
their state or region from me.  Looks like we have nearly 50 members
in North Carolina.

deb

On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 9:24 AM, Chris Garriss <cgarriss at garriss.net> wrote:
> Of late there has been discussion / announcement of scion swaps /
> exchanges, grafting workshops by groups or in areas of the United States.
>  Insofar as I can tell, none of these have been in North Carolina or even
> reasonably feasible to drive to / attend.  I know that there are quite a
> few hobbyists in NC, but don't have / know of any sort of directory nor
> know if they subscribe to this list, so have no idea how to connect with
> them.
>
> I know that there is at least interest in the topic of preserving heirloom
> fruits, grafting, etc. in my area - when Lee Calhoun gave a talk on
> Southern Apples the space was full.  It was held in the basement meeting
> room of the local county ag extension office - I estimate 70+ people
> attended.  I live in a small community, and while I am not far from some
> larger urban areas they are in different counties, and so served by
> different extension offices.  As far as I've been able to tell the only
> "announcement" of the meeting was via a mailing list from the local
>  extension agent and then by word of mouth.  I recognized a number of the
> people attending, and they were all from the local area.
>
> I only know of one other meeting in NC - this one was not about Lee, but
> was a grafting workshop.  I believe it was also held in or sponsored by a
> county agricultural extension office.  I learned about it several months
> after it had been held, in a casual conversation with someone that lives in
> that county.  That one was well within easy driving distance, and might
> have afforded the opportunity to connect with other interested parties.
>
> Is there any interest in pursuing such an event in NC - or more widely
> distributing information if something like this is already in existence?
>  Beyond my own interest that is.  Is it feasible / worthwhile to consider
> setting up a list that could serve as a forum for the NC area?  While NC
> encompasses several different climatic zones, it's not like it ranges from
> zone 10 to 2, so there would be quite a bit of continuity across the state.
>  If there is interest, contact me off list; if something like this already
> exists I, and I presume others, would like to know about it - a short
> posting to this list would be great.
>
> Chris
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