- Oct 15, 2017
- Reaction score
- mid-Michigan, USoA
last year was the first one i've been to. will be back. last year the weather was horrible but there were plenty of people coming through, but i'm not sure what you mean by good number of people. to me seeing anyone else other than me is good. i talked to or said hi to over 100 people and gave beans, peas, garlic, etc. away to 50 or more people. i'm hoping next year to do more. i'll have a lot more seeds and experience this time.
i think my approach is just too broad and my presentation was too hard for people to see what i was offering. this coming year i'm not going to have so many large containers that people can't see into and just have all small containers with clear tops. i've already got a lot of samples made up from when i was consolidating my collection last winter and this spring and so i will just add to those.
it would be really nice to have small envelopes and lables, but i just don't have that kind of $ or time so i had to compromise with something that would work and also something that can be recycled/reused - which is important to me.
i am not a big fan of plastic in general, but 2oz sample cups with clear tops work and i can get more fairly easily and if people bring some back to me i can refill them. every time we go to the big box store and they have samples i get a few here or there so after a year i have a few hundred ones that i can just give away on top of the new ones i bought that fit within my budget.
i'm interested in the topic and experiences in general and talking about what you decide to bring and presentation and such. if you want to jump over to my thread about seed swaps that would be great.