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  • From: Lawrence London <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] NAFEX on Facebook
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:18:34 -0400

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Louis Pittman <>

> David/Deanie,
> I've been a member of NAFEX, and a user of the listserve, for nearly 20
> years.
> There has been more 'traffic' in years past than in the most recent year or
> two.

Many lists have had that happen to them, biodynamics, sanet, my market
farming, seed keeping and permaculture lists
and this one. Why: mostly the social media and lax standards on what
constitutes worthwhile discussion

It would be nice if we could restore that traffic pattern in this list.
Years ago it was amazing with value beyond price,
still is of course.

> I've come to 'know' a lot of folks across the country - and the world, for
> that matter - through participation and reading on this listserve.
> I can probably count on one hand the number of list participants whom I've
> actually met, face-to-face - but that doesn't preclude me from calling them
> my friends, and I don't hesitate to ask for or offer to share information,
> plant materials, etc. It's been a very gratifying experience over the
> many years, and I have techniques and plants that would have otherwise been
> unknown to, or unavailable to me.
> Yes, I'm on FB, and see some of the FB posts - and have responded to a few;
> but the NAFEX email discussion list is still my 'go-to'... Both platforms
> have their place/use, but for me, the listserve is more effective.
> Lucky Pittman
> Hopkinsville, KY

Lawrence F. London

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