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Gardeners help with Polio Eradication – Special Project!

...The Final Push
by Terry Dowdeswell
by Terry Dowdeswell


Terry Dowdeswell is the owner of Dowdeswell's Delphiniums in Wanganui New Zealand.

Be sure to visit his site at

November 24, 2002

Wanganui Daybreak Rotary Club Inc. is seeking your help in a very special project of genuine benefit to gardeners and the health of everyone.

Gardeners can grow and enjoy outstanding hybrid delphiniums, knowing that as they see them flower they will have helped to the add the finishing touches to an 18 year campaign to rid the World of Polio - for ever!

Wanganui Daybreak Rotary Club are donating at 60% of the purchase price of "Seeds of Love" (World Class hybrid delphinium seed) to Rotary International to help achieve this goal. The funds raised will be matched or surpassed by funding from the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, and the United Nations Foundation.

We are asking that you please consider running articles, editorial comment or features outlining our project and the way gardeners in your readership may help Eradicate Polio. Your help could make a real difference.

Please visit our Club’s Web Site for further information:

You will be able to follow links, duplicated below, to details about hybrid delphinium culture, our fund raising project, and Rotary International’s Polio Eradication programme. If you go to "news" from the first link you will see part of what has been keeping me busy

All the best

Terry Dowdeswell
Dowdeswell's Delphiniums
New Zealand

Proud to support World Wide Polio Eradication
You can help! See the web sites below:

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row