I could use information on Penroc

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Fri, 05 Dec 2003 07:13:00 PST
Hello all,

What is missing appear to be facts.  So far as I can tell, Charles Craib of 
Penroc Seeds and Plants has the legal permits to collect, propagate, and 
sell seeds of wild plants in South Africa.  Let's not get hysterical 
without benefit of any facts whatsoever, please.  Mr. Craib works closely 
with the conservation authorities.

We import bulbs and seeds from South Africa.  Our suppliers cannot even get 
a phytosanitary certificate without having their own export permits and 
copies of my import permit.

Rod and Rachel Saunders' Silverhill Seeds has for many years been a 
thoroughly legal and legitimate wild seed collection and export business, 
with all the necessary permits from South Africa and the provincial 
governments therein.  Would anyone be so bold as to suggest that Rod and 
Rachel Saunders are also "plunderers?"

Jim Shields
Shields Gardens Ltd.

At 09:29 AM 12/5/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi PBS,
>I got the following note from a subscriber.  The person obviously has issues
>with Penroc Seeds and Plants.  Given the disparaging nature of the comment, I
>would like  to know if there is some important information I'm missing about
>Penroc Seeds and Plants.  .......

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
P.O. Box 92              WWW:    http://www.shieldsgardens.com/
Westfield, Indiana 46074, USA
Tel. ++1-317-867-3344     or      toll-free 1-866-449-3344 in USA

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