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I say switch to quarterly. Luci Flynn
I am brand new here... found this sight when searching for gourd seeds... I hope to grow my first crop of birdhouse gourds starting this spring.. I am looking forward to using GAE many times as a resource.. so please keep it going... I think the pictures you publish on this site are awesome .. giving a good idea of the possibilities ... at the present all I can do to participate would be to send a pic of my "gourd gazebo"... have no idea what to expect but I plan on converting most of my garden to growing gourds along with my zuks and squash.. thanks..JK
Whatever Bonnie Gibson and the majority of gourders want is fine with me. Thanks for having and maintaining this site! Marlene Tate
I'm new to the gourding community and get inspiration from this site. In my humble opinion I'd say to do what you have the time for. I'm grateful for all the information that you provide!
Quarterly sounds like best move. Thanks, Jim
We probably won't enter any of the challenges because we have too many other gourd projects to work on, so we don't have an opinion on their frequency, but as to the site, it is a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration and showcase for all levels of talent, and it would be a shame to lose it.
I have been a member of Gourd Art Enthusiasts for a while--and have to apologize for being a bit delinquent in my participation. I can really understand your frustration, Bonnie! In organizations it always seems like everything is thanklessly done by very few! I apologize and will sincerely try to participate more. I love working with gourds--They give me tremendous pleasure--but the job part of my artistic life is dedicated to other things and I don't carve out enough time to do my gourd work! I hope that you will continue the challenges and the website. With the number of members in this group--there just has to be a way to get more participation. Is there a way to take advantage of the exposure that Facebook gets and possibly have a page on that site to gain more exposure? I belong to several groups on Facebook--and am amazed at the level of participation and sense of community that each of them seem to have! Thank you so much! lisa
Believe it or not, there are still a lot of people who don't like or use Facebook. There are already a ton of pages there for gourders - I myself started the American Gourd Society page, Gourd Art Sales, and Gourding Destash. Some do better than others.