I see the frustration though everyone has their own choices on how they do things...... As individuals, we can only control ourselves, trust those that prove to do the right thing by our own individual standards/rituals/ practices and hope for the best surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals that support us, as well as, those that challenge us to better ourselves and eliminate the rest from our lives or not. There will always be someone that will disagree and others that will agree seeing the intention for what it is or not… every single person has that choice as well as choosing to be a part of someone’s journey or not, choose what to do with time, money, discipline etc. The choices we can make is virtually unlimited and will lead us down different life paths reaping the rewards as well as, consequences…. no one is immune.
As far as our preservation projects, everyone involved agreed it wouldn’t be done if the breeder himself disagreed with it….. a few found podcasts and took screenshots of the breeder himself basically stating go for it just not testers until proven and tried to contact him across various platforms to be sure to no avail – literally takes just a couple minutes to make a statement no matter how busy one is and since the breeder has chosen not to having more important priorities to tend with, there is no reason to not move forward.
Personally, I sleep very well at night as I know:
1) The genetics were purchased then donated for the project
2) The genetics aren’t available anymore from the breeder going in a different direction
3) If/when the breeder wants to revive a strain or back track, they are available to do so
4) Growers will have an opportunity to invest in grow equipment while sampling/learning with top notch genetics from one of many caring breeders
5) Sampling previous genetics may attract more to newer genetics for sale
There is nothing we do that will compare to what the breeder has done or is doing as we all are in different stages understanding this plant, have our own criteria, opinion of what makes a strain good, how to make it better, curiosity etc. and will make different choices along the way. For better or for worse, it is what it is. We just choose to be open and honest about it while giving credit where it’s due