Eric La Fountaine retiring?

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  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hey All,

    I've been kind of quiet for a while. My husband took a new position in San Diego last year. I stayed in Vancouver and worked through last summer, but it is too difficult to keep homes in two countries, so I have left my job at the Garden and have moved to San Diego. We also keep a home in Tucson as we have for 20 years. What a transition for a gardener! From rainy green Vancouver to the Desert Southwest. I really miss the incredible forests of BC, but there is a lot to explore here, so I will try to keep busy. I remain a member of the Forums and will continue to write about my gardening experiences. The Tucson home has 3 acres of land with abundant well water, so I will be able to grow some fruit and vegetables. There are 3 citrus trees and a pomegranate, but only one had good enough irrigation to provide fruit this year. We have collected about 3 bowls full from this lemon.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Wow - big change!
    They say change is good, keeps our brains young and flexible and all that :-)
    I am glad to hear you will still be with us in the Forums Eric, and wish you well on this new adventure :-)
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm still pretty bummed about this. I guess I have to make the formal step of shifting you out of a forum admin role. Hope you'll stay on board as a moderator?

    It's been such a pleasure working with you and I look forward to seeing you again as travel allows.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Congratulations on your retirement, Eric. Best wishes.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hope you have a nice retirement!
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Looking forward to reading of your adventures in the Southwest! Please do keep writing.
    What a major change, and how fascinating. Truly, a whole new plant world to discover.
    Perhaps a Carnegiea gigantea in your yard! Or several! Three acres, eh?

    Congratulations and best wishes to you both on this new thread of your lives' forum. Happiness and success!
     

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