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  • Ben Safronovitz
    Dear Mr.Jones, Alternative GH crops is my expertise. Ben Safronovitz ... From: Richard Morris To: PC USA
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 5, 2004
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      Dear Mr.Jones,
      Alternative GH crops is my expertise.
      Ben Safronovitz
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Richard Morris" <webmaster@...>
      To: "PC USA" <permaculture@...>; "PCUK"
      <permaculture.uk@...>; <veganorganic@yahoogroups.com>;
      <pfaf@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 1:35 PM
      Subject: [pfaf] [Fwd: Alternative greenhouse crops]


      > Hi all,
      > I received this questionaire on alternative
      > greenhouse crops and I guess someone out there might
      > have some useful feed back for Gary.
      > If you do fill in please tell him I sent you.
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      > ttfn
      >
      > Rich
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      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: Alternative greenhouse crops
      > Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:12:42 -0800
      > From: Gary Jones <Gary.Jones@...>
      > To: webmaster@...
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      > Dear Colleague,
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      > I am a Horticulture Instructor at Kwantlen University College, near
      > Vancouver, BC. I am currently on educational leave and am undertaking an
      > investigation into 'alternative greenhouse edible crops'. I have come
      > across your name during a web survey of this topic.
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      > During the next week or so, I will be sending to you a short
      > questionnaire, in the form of an attached 'Word' document. I would like
      > very much if you could spare the 35 minutes it would take to complete
      > it, and return it to me. Your input will be very helpful.
      > (text version below).
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      > Should you have any questions, please write to me at this e-mail
      > address, or at my home e-mail (_jones6@..._), or call me at home on
      > (001) 604-513-3944.
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      > Best wishes,
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      > Gary Jones, M.Sc., MIoH.
      > Horticulture Instructor (Production Dept.),
      > School of Horticulture,
      > Kwantlen University College,
      > 12666 - 72nd Avenue,
      > Surrey, BC
      > Canada V3W 2M8
      > Tel (001) 604 599 3311
      > Fax (001) 604 599 3277
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      > Questionnaire for Educators, Researchers.
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      > 1. Very approximately, what is the value of each of the following in
      > your geographical area:
      > a. Greenhouse edibles: $.................US/cdn (please circle currency)
      > b. Field grown edibles: $..................US/cdn (please circle
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      > 2. What are the main edible crops produced?
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      > 3. How many of these crops are 'non-traditional' (commercially grown for
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      > 4. What is your understanding of the term 'alternative' edible crops?
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      > 5. What does the term 'exotic crops' means to you and the growers in
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      > 6. Have growers or marketing groups in your area considered growing or
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      > Yes Go to question 7.
      > No Go to question 12.
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      > 7. If yes, which crops are these?
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      > 8. If yes, did they actually make the change?
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      > b. No............. (go to question 10)
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      > 9. If yes to question 8, what actually convinced them to make the switch?
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      > 10. If no to question 8, what convinced them not to make the switch?
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      > 11. What criteria are important to you / growers in your area when
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      > 12. If no to question 6, what stopped growers in your area from
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      > 13. Do you think growers in your area will consider growing different
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      > 14. If you or growers in your area were looking for another crop to
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      > 15. In general terms, please suggest 3 ways in which you think growers
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      > varieties, new species, pest management, marketing, improved crop
      > nutrition, staff training, etc, etc). Please list in priority order,
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      > 16. Time for crystal -ball gazing and self-indulgence. If money and time
      > were no object (wouldn't that be nice!) and you could investigate one
      > particular aspect of the fresh produce industry that you think could
      > revolutionise profitability of the industry, what would it be?
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      > 17. Penultimate question: do you think there are any questions I have
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      > 18. Finally, please ask that question here, and supply your answer.
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      > Thank you very much for your time and help.
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      > Gary Jones,
      > Instructor, School of Horticulture,
      > Kwantlen University College,
      > 20901 Langley By-pass,
      > LANGLEY, Tel: 604 599 3311
      > BC. Fax: 604 599 3277
      > Canada. E-mail: Gary.Jones@...
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