James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 06:35:03 PDT
Dear PBSers -
	I was talking 'off-line' with a fellow group member about the 
bulb and seed program BX/ SX and how few people seem to donate and 
how many people seem to benefit from their offerings.
	Horticulture is not a big jump from Agriculture. Production 
and propagation are our life blood to an vibrant garden. Sharing this 
bounty is must or many reasons.

	I have no idea how many people make requests and benefit from 
the BX -Dell have any idea?

	I did wonder about the first sentence above so checked about 
dozen of the past BX offerings (but I don't keep all so this is 

Since 9/06 (PBX # 127 incomplete to PBX #142) -
I found that 15 different people donated one time to the BX

These 5 people donated twice:
	Dell S.
	Joyce M.
	Jim W,
	Robert W
	Tony A

And these three donated three times
	Lee P
	Alberto C
	Alberto G

	Some of these are donations of one or two items, others have 
donated dozens of different and some quite rare and commercially 
unavailable materials.  It surprised me that there are as many 
different donors as there are. I have great admiration and thanks to 
all donors, but also urge all consumers of these donations to do 
their share and contribute seeds and bulbs in the future.
	These donations of seed and their payment helps to keep the 
PBS financially alive.

	So this is 1) a reminder of the value of the BX to the group 
and individually
	2) a big thanks to all donors
	3) a reminder for others to donate seeds and bulbs
	4) a gentle question to Dell asking how many people have 
received materials from the BX
	5) and mostly a very big THANK YOU to Dell for his work on 
making this service work so well.

		And appreciate any comments and thoughts.		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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