Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:44:09 PST

On 2014-01-15, at 5:17 PM, Hannon wrote:
> It might be a good idea for societies like PBS to keep track of specialized
> collections held by members. This poses many obstacles, not least of which
> is the burden on the PBS administrators. 

One problem is the security of rare plants.  It has happened here that someone has gone from garden to garden
of members of a society and stolen the best plants, and I have read that it is a problem in the U.K. as well.

Having satellite collections would help ensure that the only plants in cultivation of a rare species do not 
disappear because of theft or disease.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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