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    Plant donations

    I tend to grow out more plants than I need for my collection. I grow things from seed to divide plants out of curiosity or necessity to keep plants healthy. But that leaves me with way more than I care to keep. Giveaways are a way to alleviate some of the excess but I am looking for a place where I could send lots of plants. I haven't been able to just throw them out. That idea doesn't sit well with me.

    So I am hoping someone knows of a place that would accept lots of plants. Ideally it would be more of an educational setting. Wouldn't care if the plants were gifted to students or anyone curious about these plants. Just rather they weren't sold.

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    I believe the Member LowLow does stuff like that a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
    I believe the Member LowLow does stuff like that a lot.
    Thanks for your reply. I offered that member a number of plants for their project. Nothing final yet.

    But that project would me more of a "one off". Hopefully there is a facility that would continuously accept donations.

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    Know any science teachers? I unloaded a bunch of D. capensis on a friend of mine who teaches biology and could use them in her classroom.

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    heck, call local schools in your area. I'm sure someone is willing...
    Jen- My Grow List: http://www.terraforums.com/forums/sh...00#post1154900
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    Perhaps talk with a local zoo or botanical garden about setting up a bog for temperates? I don't think they would mind, especially if the plants were native to the area, and you were to teach them how to grow them.

    Tropicals might be harder to find homes for, but there should still be people willing to take them. Perhaps if a botanical garden has the facilities, they would be willing to take a few easy Nepenthes, Heliamphora or Drosera.

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    I am a horticulturist with UGA and maintain a public teaching collection which features CPs. I would most certainly be interested and immensely appreciative. Our plants get a lot of traffic from school groups, botanical societies, college students of many disciplines, etc. All genera succeed here and I am especially interested in things like Pings, Cephs, Helis. We do not have a budget for plant acquisition because our focus is primarily on research.

    See if you think your stuff would be a good fit. If so, send me an email at kevintheplantman@gmail.com

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    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.
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