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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    What species and what kind of numbers are you talking about? One of the botanical gardens here does regular educational programs involving carnivorous plants for children.

    If you are making large and frequent shipments interstate you'll need a nursery growers license (somewhat like a phytosanitary certificate) to put on your shipments. Otherwise you are likely to run afoul of the USDA, USPS (if used) and the Agriculture departments of the states involved.
    It is my understanding--at least in my state--that the next level of permit down from that is a hobbyist's permit. Under $100 usually, and works for up to ~1000 plants/year. Our state Dept of Agriculture handles that process.
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    Also, for future reference, check if there is a local plant swap in your area. In my city, we have 2 plant swaps a year. People bring their extras and give them away, sometimes for trade often for free. It's a good way to move a lot of plant matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplantman View Post
    It is my understanding--at least in my state--that the next level of permit down from that is a hobbyist's permit. Under $100 usually, and works for up to ~1000 plants/year. Our state Dept of Agriculture handles that process.
    It differs from state to state. Some states have an exception permit if the sales are for fund raising (legitimate). Some, like Georgia have "hobbyist" license/permits. CA has an exception permit but it is only if sales are less than $100 per year and restricted to a geographic location (by zip code).

    This isn't something to ignore because the fines for shipping without the permits can be as high as $10,000 in CA. And some states go after both the shipper and the recipient.

    Your State Agriculture Department is usually the agency you want to contact. I've posted resources that list each state's agency as well as listings of the requirements/regulations for each state. Search on "Shipping plants".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcal View Post
    Kevin, I believe we can work something out! Look for my email.
    Sounds good--looking forward to it.

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    Have not yet received an email--is there still any interest in this?

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    I did a similar thing before.
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