Every gardener a curator

Jacob Knecht jacobknecht@gmail.com
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:35:55 PDT
Thank you Adam!


Just a note after re-reading: I forgot to add that every time I used the
word "conservation" I was referring to anthropogenic conservation (saving
species for human benefit) and not true scientific conservation.  Some
conservation is better than none of course.

- http://www.flickr.com/photos/morabeza79/

On 26 July 2010 21:17, Adam Fikso <adam14113@ameritech.net> wrote:

> Nicely stated, Jacob!
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jacob Knecht" <jacobknecht@gmail.com>
> To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 9:04 PM
> Subject: [pbs] Every gardener a curator
>  Dear Pacific Bulb Society members,
>> My last post (
>> http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbslist/old.php/…)
>> regarding why we should care about viruses inform. Who can promise the
>> next generations
>> of horticulturists and botanists that the species we know and grow today
>> will be around for them tomorrow?  What can be done?
>> As with most strategies for the safe-keeping of valuable assets,
>> diversification is probably the best answer.  Perhaps we gardeners can
>> evolve to think of ourselves not just as artists but also as lay curators.
>> Adopt a species or a genus!  Take good records, acquire multiple clones so
>> that new generations can be produced by seed.  When sharing or trading
>> plants with other enthusiasts, try to give away plants produced from seeds
>> instead of those from pups, corms or bulblets (mere copies).  This will
>> ensure a measure of genetic diversity and hope for resistance against new
>> generations of pests and pathogens.
>> Growing bulbs from seed may seem intimidating at first but it is so
>> rewarding and not as hard as it may seem!
>> Jacob U. Knecht
>> ----------
>> - http://www.flickr.com/photos/morabeza79/
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