Reorganizing the BX

L. Cortopassi - G. Corazza
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:40:34 PDT
1.1. Do you participate in the BX frequently, occasionally, or never?

2.2. If you never participate, why not?

3.3. If you do participate, what problems, if any, have you had with the

4.4. Do you obtain bulbs, seeds, or both from the BX? BOTH

5.5. Do you pay your BX shipping charges promptly upon receiving the

6.6. If you donate to the BX, at what time(s) of year do you send items?

7.7. If the BX occurred at a few specific times of year, what times
would best suit your needs? SPRING AND FALL

8.8. Do you donate plant material to the BX that cannot be held in
storage for more than a week or two? If so, what kind of material? USUALLY

9.9. If you specialize in plants that cannot be held in storage, are you
willing to exchange them directly with other members rather than going
through the BX?

10.10. Do you think that donors should have priority in having their
orders filled? If not, why not?  YES, IT COULD BE RIGHT.

Il giorno ven 18 ott 2019 alle ore 02:52 Kipp McMichael <> ha scritto:

> Jane,
>   When I wanted to share ephemeral amaryllid seeds last fall, I made the
> offer direct to the list and asked that interested parties submit a payment
> to the BX for the seeds I sent them. The offer gave me a taste of the work
> Al and Dell before him "enjoyed" - I was quickly swamped with requests!
>   For those people who wish to share such items, we could codify that
> process. It does put the work of accepting orders and sending packages onto
> those who want to share such items - but such people are often the ones
> with the most motivation to see the seeds find new homes. It's not a
> perfect solution - but it certainly beats discontinuing BX support for
> ephemeral seeds.
>   I tend to send more stuff to the BXs than I request for myself anyway -
> but giving some modest BX credit to members who offered their seeds
> directly might encourage the practice.
> -|<ipp
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