seed surplus

Jane McGary
Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:04:46 PDT
Iain wrote from Scotland
>Whilst not a member per se and therefore not eligible for seed sharing as 
>the over riding objective here is to acquire seed from known wild origin 
>provenances for accessioning at ABG never the less I am happy to offer 
>some of our seeds for distribution amongst members if someone could advise 
>to whom these should be sent.

Foreign members wishing to donate to the BX should be aware that seeds sent 
to the USA are subject to agricultural inspection and possible confiscation 
if they are not sent under permit from the ironically named agency, APHIS. 
There is a fairly tedious procedure to obtain the permits, document the 
exports, and (eventually, you hope) get the seeds. I have a permit, but 
certain foreign suppliers with whom I deal have told me not to bother with 
following the procedure, and just to take my chances that the little packet 
of seeds will arrive "under the radar." So far, they have -- but I know I'm 
taking a chance.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon, USA

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