The ATP Beta "First Swap" Swap: Packages are ready for shipping!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 13, 2015 11:23 AM CST

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They are all labeled and ready to be taken to the post office first thing tomorrow! Hurray!

We took video of us putting the packages together and I'll edit it and post it sometime later for everyone to enjoy.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 13, 2015 11:24 AM CST

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And in case anyone is wondering, the entire process took us right at about 2 hours from start to finish. That includes opening all the boxes, sorting all the stuff, putting each person's pile together, and boxing it all up for each person. There were 6 of us working together.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Dec 13, 2015 11:45 AM CST
Wow, what a beautiful sight to see. Amazing.
I can't wait to see the video. Will it be available on YouTube?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 13, 2015 12:12 PM CST

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Yes, I'll post it to youtube and will also post here to let you know. It won't be today, though.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 13, 2015 12:43 PM CST
dave said:And in case anyone is wondering, the entire process took us right at about 2 hours from start to finish. That includes opening all the boxes, sorting all the stuff, putting each person's pile together, and boxing it all up for each person. There were 6 of us working together.


This was exactly the information I needed to know. 2 hours times 6 people....that's about 12 man hours of work...And that's for a swap of only 20 people. Hmm....
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 13, 2015 1:06 PM CST
DogsNDaylilies said:

This was exactly the information I needed to know. 2 hours times 6 people....that's about 12 man hours of work...And that's for a swap of only 20 people. Hmm....


Rethinking that unlimited swap? Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 13, 2015 1:07 PM CST

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My numbers are not indicative of what others would experience. We really only had four people working the whole time. Two others came and went. It was an incredibly easy task.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 13, 2015 1:50 PM CST
Horntoad said:

Rethinking that unlimited swap? Rolling on the floor laughing



LoL! For a brief moment, I have to admit that I did. *Blush* I'm really determined to make it so anyone can join, though, whether that's ten people or two hundred. I'll just have to make it work somehow. Smiling
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Dec 13, 2015 2:00 PM CST

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Here's the video, enjoy! Smiling

https://youtu.be/of3qCx9Ivjg
Name: Duane
Gresham OR (Zone 8a)
Life began in a garden.
I helped beta test the first seed swap Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Salvias Hummingbirder
Hostas Cottage Gardener Annuals Echinacea Container Gardener Dahlias
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duane456
Dec 13, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Dec 13, 2015 5:00 PM CST
We watched the video on our Smart TV. What fun, and what great visuals and instructions.
Dave this video was very helpful. You and family did a great job in showing how easy it can be to have things organized and efficient.
The printed participant labels also make this such and easy way to share/swap seeds. I am now excited about doing a seed swap next fall/winter, after spending the upcoming spring and summer gathering seeds from alpine type plants and other hardy succulents. It would be so much fun to do a swap with these plants as the main focus of a swap.
My only regret is that I didn't think about saving seeds this year. *Blush*

Thank you and your family for all you do to enlarge the scope of our gardening experience.

Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Dec 13, 2015 5:50 PM CST
dave said:Here's the video, enjoy! Smiling

]https://youtu.be/of3qCx9Ivjg


That's great! Hurray!
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
Morning Glories Garden Photography Region: Pennsylvania Charter ATP Member Orchids Dragonflies
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1 I helped beta test the first seed swap Bookworm Bee Lover
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luvsgrtdanes
Dec 13, 2015 8:01 PM CST
Loved the video Thumbs up
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Name: Dee Moore
Arroyo Grande, CA (Zone 9a)
Seed Starter Winter Sowing Garden Photography Greenhouse Container Gardener Region: California
Cactus and Succulents Annuals Garden Art Butterflies Seller of Garden Stuff I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DomehomeDee
Dec 13, 2015 10:14 PM CST
Thumbs up That was great!
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Dec 14, 2015 3:11 PM CST
Thanks for sharing!
Name: Lynne
Houston, TX. Zone 9b (Zone 9b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers I helped beta test the first seed swap
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LynneHTx
Dec 15, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Loved the video. Thanks for all you've done. Great job.

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