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(FOLKS, IM SPREADING THIS TO ALL MY LISTS, THESE GUYS PRODUCE, IN MY
MIND THE MOST IMPORTANT PLANT DATABASE ON THE WEB...  IT IS DREADFULLY
UNDERFUNDED & TOP NOTCH WORK.  PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING THEM OUT, or in
the very least, bookmark their site & make use of the extensive
information.   mIEKAL)


Subject:
              Does Plants for a Future have 1000 friends?
         Date:
              Tue, 18 Dec 2001 01:26:39 +0000
        From:
              Richard Morris <webmaster@pfaf.org>
     Reply-To:
              "permaculture" <permaculture@franklin.oit.unc.edu>
 Organization:
              Plants For A Future
           To:
              "permaculture" <permaculture@franklin.oit.unc.edu>




I guess most people on the list will know of Plants For A Future
        http://www.pfaf.org
and our plant database
        http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/D_search.html
we've done all the work on the database and our demonstration gardens
on virtually no income with only a handful of people.
Well now financial realities are beginning to bite and we are in a
tricky spot and need all the help we can get.

To be brutally honest pfaf is really in dire straights at the
moment (one thinks of an appropriate swearword but it might
offend the list). We are working on a rescue plan which
has two main ingredients
        1) grants to employ paid workers
        2) Trying to recruit 1000 friends of pfaf
We have acquired considerable debt in the purchase of our
demonstration gardens in Devon, England. When we get it running
the demo gardens could be really special, we have 80 acres of land
and 1000's of useful plants to demonstrate. However, at the moment
we are not getting sufficient income to meet repayments on the
land. But if we could manage to recruit 1000 Friends then
we could secure repayments on the land and the demonstration gardens
would be saved from the accountants.

A friends of PFAF subscription is only 10 UK pounds (or 25 pounds for
supporting subscribers). By joining you could make a real difference
to the project. I've included a membership form below.
For those outside the UK you can join using a credit card via
care4free
https://odc.care4free.net/Donations.html?benefitname=Plants%20for%20a%20Future&benefitcode=C000662

        Best wishes for the solstice to all on the list

                Love and Light

                        Richard Morris


(The rates of conversion is about 1.5 US dollars to a UK
pound.)

                p.s. I forgot to mention in the last post that if anyone
uses our
online credit card donation scheme at care4free
https://odc.care4free.net/Donations.html?benefitname=Plants%20for%20a%20Future&benefitcode=C000662

could they also send me an email with the membership form so we
can keep our records upto date.


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Plants for a Future: 7000 useful plants
Web:       http://www.pfaf.org/  or  http://www.comp.leeds.ac.uk/pfaf/
Main Site: Blagdon Cross, Ashwater, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5DF, England
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Why not join Friends of PFAF and help our project grow
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