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Re: community_garden listserve

If people are leaving, but not saying why, then who's to say.
I've left before solely because I didn't have time to read the messages, and
was not interested in deleting messages daily.

If the server manager (is that you, Lucy?) has those persons' emails, drop them
a line and ask.

Personally, I used to get very frustrated that community gardeners were not
addressing environmental issues. It suggested they didn't see or did not want
to see the web of it all. I agree the topic should not stray too far for too
long from cg, but, as with any conversation, the topic will shift off from time
to time.

Be it GMOs or another agricultural topic, I think it's good that it's discussed
here, in that the dialog here can be used to educate cg-ers who are not online,
who, I would guess WAY out-number those of us who are.

I feel that GMOs are a very relevant topic here, in that control and ownership
of seed companies is becoming VERY concentrated into agribusiness hands.
Shutting out GMO conversation here indirectly lends to such concentration of
seed power, in that cg-ers will have less access to knowledge and organized
action to empower ourselves to keep our nation's seed supply free from
Microsoft-style monopolies.

I mean, how many community gardeners are eating GMO and don't even know it, and
wouldn't if they did?

In solidarity,
John E. Verin

Lucy Bradley wrote:

> Greetings!
> I've noticed a number of people dropping off the list lately and I'm not
> sure how many more have silently unsubscribed on their own.  My concern is
> that the community_garden list has had quite a bit of traffic lately
> focused on anti biotechnology, and very little on community gardening
> management issues (this is not to say that the biotechnology discussion is
> not relevant to community gardening).  My fear is that we are loosing
> contact with folks whose experience and knowledge we could benefit from
> because of the volume of traffic on the list that is not central to
> community gardening.
> I wonder if there would be merit in setting up a separate list and inviting
> all those who are interested in biotechnology to join that list to carry on
> those discussions?  What do you guys think?
> Lucy Bradley
> Lucy K. Bradley
> Extension Agent, Urban Horticulture
> Maricopa County
> The University of Arizona
> Cooperative Extension
> 4341 E Broadway Rd.
> Phoenix, AZ  85040-8807
> Phone:  (602) 470-8086 ext 323
> Fax:  (602) 470-8092
> email:  BradleyL@ag.arizona.edu
> http://ag.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/
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