Plagiarized Images

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:38:02 PST
Matt wrote:

"The Internet is how they are discovering possible future interests."

This sentiment struck a chord with me and I agree wholeheartedly. It also
got me thinking about our dilemma of so few new people coming to the bulb
world and developing a lifelong avocation. In the "Old Days", and older
days than that, there was no Internet and still gardening clubs thrived, at
least during some periods. All I hear about (and see) now when I go to
meetings of various plant societies is a dwindling membership and the mean
age of members rising. This has been true for decades, even with the ascent
of online resources and inspirational photos. I am hopeful that groups like
PBS will help to establish and reinvigorate local clubs that are the heart
of horticultural activity. The wiki and other aspects of PBS are very
important for inspiration and sharing knowledge and they should be a
compliment to "on the ground" activity rather than a substitute.


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