NEW: Adopt-A-Newbie ongoing list (group maintained)
This is a variation of the adopt-a-newbie formally arranged swap. At some point in the past I think this version was done at least once (maybe by accident, but it worked nicely), and a few folks helped keep the newbie list maintained. I'm hoping that we can make that work again.
These adoptions are for seeds primarily (though can include plants too during the appropriate season for that zone).
Costs to the Newbie:
--will pay the postage to the person sending them seeds (or plants) in advance.
--"seeds only" are the easiest and cheapest postage at about $1.50+bubble envelope to $4.00 and bubble envie included by the veteran)
--"plants too"; needs to be Priority Mail; can run from about $5 to $14; can be done by check via mail or by easier/faster paypal.
--make sure your email address shows on your member page (see link below)
--make sure you have things listed on your Want List (see link), so we know if we have things in your interests. You can list, for example, Black Hollyhocks, Hollyhocks, or Old Fashioned/Cottage type flowers, or Things for shade or perennials, and such. (specific or general, anything helps someone match to you)
--sign up by posting here.
--include your zone & state.
Helpful veterans and I:
--will compile and post lists of the newbies+zone+state every so often.
--will check through recent posts and remove those who have been adopted from the new lists when compiling.
--to make things go bold, post before the words (removing the extra spaces I put there), and after the words (again, removing the spaces). This will help folks find the most recent newbies-to-adopt list.
Traders who want to adopt-a-newbie:
--POSTING HERE and announce who you are adopting.
--email the newbie, introducing yourself, providing your screen name, zone, town, state, and offering the adopt.
Newbies who get contacted for adoption:
--check back here to see that the adopter has posted here. (I do not recommend engaging in a trade-sponsor with someone who has emailed you but not posted here on this thread. This is for your safety.)
--check the Rate & Review forum regarding the person who contacted you (for protection; this is also why it is required for the adopter to post here not just contact you). This is found at: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/raterev/
Use the search box in the center of the page (below the posts) inputting the person's screenname.
--proceed with the adopt, and arrange details with the veteran. (At this point, that usualy means them offering things to send, and indicating about how much postage that will cost, and how you should send that postage.)
--send them the postage for what they're gifting.
--after receiving the package, thank them & post here too (so we know the adopt worked through).
Current Newbies to be Adopted:
(left over, late sign ons from that last adopt thread)
ohiovalleygardener 5/6 (OH)
sharon5840 z6b Southeast MO
nuttnhunee 5a (unk)
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