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Re: Gardening newsletters anyone?

Our MG newsletter hasn't been done online before.  Just this year is the
first time they asked if anyone would be interested because of the
escalating postage costs.  But most of our 300+ MGs either don't have email
or don't use it steadily enough.  Last fall I had a long list of people who
signed up to help on the Bulb Sale, I sent out a group email and no one
replied.  After about 10 days I called them one by one to schedule things.
That's when they said things like, "Oh, I hardly ever bother to check my

I much prefer doing things by email instead of dealing with the phone.  If
you do get the person instead of the machine, the conversation usually veers
off and so much time gets wasted.

Thanks for the URL to the Germinator.  Very well done.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2004 1:44 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Gardening newsletters anyone?

> I was wondering if anyone would like to share links for their favorite
> on-line newsletters on gardening.  I received our Master Gardener
> newsletter this week (Iowa, Linn County) and would be interested to see
> others from around the country.  Not necessarily just newsletters or MG
> info, but maybe other items some of us don't know about.  The Chicago
> Flower & Garden show in March comes to mind.
> Here are the links to my county's January (Feb isn't on line yet) MG
> newsletter and Chicago show:
> http://www.linnextension.org/mg/germ/2004archive/germinator.pdf
> http://www.chicagoflower.com
> Mardi
> Iowa z4b
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