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Re: [Market Farming] What's up with Letters (2) from Kent Whealy concerning SSE
I just attended the organic conference in Ohio where this topic came up in a seed saving workshop. I had a chance to?read copies of the responses from the board and advisors sent to listed members?that are referenced in the second letter.?Pretty much their story is that ol' Kent is a megalomaniac of the "my way/highway" variety. Now I only know these folks by reputation (which are stellar on both sides of the equation), but the fact is those advisors signed the letter - without changing the wording. Yet I must agree that the actions of the board have proven disingenuous. I respect the opinions of both sides. What's a lurker to think?
Start by asking questions. Not too many at the conference willing to discuss it, and when the Johnny's boycott connection comes up, people walk away.
The second letter mentions an "avalanche" of people-in-the-know supporting the deposed Director. So, what's up? This soap opera stuff is dreary, but there is nothing more distasteful than corporate takeover of a national treasure. These letters air the he-said-she-said laundry, but is there anyone out there with an objective opinion??
I'm just looking for information. Maybe?the "time out" can be used to make the debate more transparent through the involvement of listed members, funders and others with a vested interest. I'd like for the "cattle homecoming" to be a cause for celebration more than anxiety.
Thank you for your efforts,
From: Lawrence F. London, Jr.
To: seed saving and exchange ; permaculture ; Market Farming ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wed, 6 Feb 2008 8:55 pm
Subject: [Market Farming] Letters (2) from Kent Whealy concerning SSE
This is the first, original letter from Kent: http://www.mustangmods.com/ims/u/1016/1377/217012.pdf And this is the second letter to SSE members concerning the changes at SSE: http://www.selectedplants.com/misc/Kentletter2.pdf _______________________________________________ marketfarming mailing list email@example.com http://lists.ibiblio.org/mailman/listinfo/marketfarming
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