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    My only problem with schools, having set up an Eco club at my children's old primary is that the veg aren't allowed to be eaten at school (!) and we found everything rotting once the children finish for summer. Tomatoes weren't welcomed either as "they take too long"! It wasn't long before "I gave up".
    How about nurseries, old people's homes, or shelters/rehabilitation centres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    You could set up your own Market Garden Nursery now Zaz!!!!... and pack in the day job


    I like the idea of VC's

    ...also a few competitions - esp if peeps can choose what seeds they'd like
    These aren't my seeds! My own seed collection is a whole nother thread.....

    We could maybe start a photo comp [just thinking of what other people do] and the winner wins their choice of say 40 packs....for the price of an SAE...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zazen999 View Post
    22. Mostly common and garden Basil, with some speciality types....
    Only 19 Basils- and no thanks, I don't want more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    How about nurseries, old people's homes, or shelters/rehabilitation centres?
    Liking it - schools also usually have a budget which some places won't have....


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    The seeds were given as Swaps, thus the level remains constant or increases. Perhaps we could offer some to Grapes who don't have anything (or very little) to exchange but would like to try some of the seeds. Maybe the need to swap has been a deterrent to some who think that their seeds are too common to swap. It could still be subject to the usual rules about number of posts etc and SAEs.
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    Well if nobody wants basil. How about we grow some and distribute plants to homeless shelters. They cook for people! Or give them the seed.

    I also agree with VC's idea. Allow people to take out a fixed number of packs in return for an SAE. Especially in times of hardship. Spread the seed love (that sounds wrong), but you get my ideas!?
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    I do - but as they are the Grapes' seeds, not mine - it needs to be very carefully thought though and agreed so that nobody gets annoyed....it's just there are so many and they need to be sown and grown....


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    Come on folks - vote with your feet!
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