...see if any growers in Maryland would be interested in trying to establish an organized Growers Association. I may have talked with some of you over the phone since I started looking into this as a side-project late last year.
More overwhelming an undertaking than I initially anticipated.
My original proposal was to establish a loose co-op in the hopes of bulk sales, maybe a seed bank, and an information sharing network.
I met with a legislative aide from Congressman Van Hollen's office on capitol hill late last year with a pitch looking for a place to start. They tried to point me in the right direction with a couple of state contacts, I had some success with that.
I know there aren't many of us in Maryland, but the two growers I have talked to are interested in the idea even from a social standpoint. Throw me an e-mail if this sparks your interest or you want to help get this thing off the ground.