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Re: gardening/non-gardening

I don't think we were thumbing our noses at the non-gardening gardeners.  We
realize that everyone has something to offer.  However, I think these
particular non-gardening gardeners are a little bit out of touch with
reality if they think they can produce a garden tour on April 17.  Unless
the tour is titled "First signs of Spring".


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2004 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] gardening/non-gardening

> Initial reaction would be to think that it is ludicrous.
> The world is full of those with knowledge through theory rather than
> though.  The majority of basic higher education is through books, not
> experience....but yet are knowledgeable in the field.
> Within the MG org. there are many ways of outreach, education and research
> that do not have to include actual digging in the soil.  Being a Master
> does not mean one is an expert gardener, it simply means that one attended
> and passed the course and fullfilled one's obligation through
> These folks fill in where many of us have no interest, thus quite valuable
to the
> organization.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 2/6/2004 9:49:36 AM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> That makes no sense to me at all...how does a person claim to be a
> Master Gardener if someone else does their gardening for them? What
> would be the point?? How do you give volunteer service especially of an
> informational nature if all you have is the vicarious experience of
> watching someone else do your gardening?
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