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  • From: Elizabeth Hilborn <>
  • To: mailing list at ibiblio - Northamerican Allied Fruit Experimenters <>
  • Subject: Re: [nafex] NAFEX on Facebook, now value beyond price
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:24:01 -0400

Re: "Years ago it was amazing with value beyond price, still is of course."

Yes, indeed. I became a member and started frequenting the list in the early 2000s. I was early in the process of establishing my third site of fruit plantings. The knowledge and advice that I have obtained from participants of the list have allowed me to gain knowledge and skills at a much higher rate than just reference material, word of mouth and trial and error would have. Having such a productive orchard has given me great pleasure and improved my quality of life.

NAFEX is my community, one that I treasure greatly. Long live NAFEX!

Betsy Hilborn

On 9/23/2014 5:18 PM, Lawrence London wrote:
On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 2:28 PM, Louis Pittman <>

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

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

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