Signing Up For the ListServ and Swapmeet

ECSGA Listserv

If you’re not taking advantage of the ECSGA Listserv email list you’re missing out on a great service offered by our association.  If you have a question, the odds are good that someone out there has an answer.  Many members have found "the List" to be a tremendously helpful tool to solve problems or find solutions from others who have already learned their lessons the hard way.

Although access to the List is generally restricted to association members and regulators, special consideration will be given on a case-by-case basis if you don't easily fit into one of those categories.

Once you have joined and created a password, you can log in and view or change your
subscription settings at:

Sometimes a thread will draw several veterans into long–winded discussions about a vexing issue.  For instance, when one grower asked about what farm management and mapping tools people were using, a half–dozen inventive solutions were posted.

One of the best features of the Listserv is that messages are archived and searchable by keyword, so if you want to go back and read ten years of wisdom on controlling mud blisters, it is just a few keystrokes away.

We try to keep the traffic shellfish–relevant.  On average, there are about 10 posts a week, but if that’s too much mail in your inbox you can sign up for a weekly or daily digest instead of receiving each post as it comes in.  We have only a few rules: be civil, don’t disparage others, and don’t clutter the list with jokes, holiday greetings, “atta boys,” virus scares, etc.  There are 600 busy people on the receiving end of every post.

We welcome posts to the ECSGA Listserv of job offerings, interesting articles or announcements, members offering seed for sale, and questions about growing.

To send an email message to the entire list, send it to ECSGA@LISTSERV.URI.EDU.

ECSGA Swapmeet

We also have another Listserv called ECSGA-SWAPMEET, where subscribers can buy and sell used gear or inquire about seed availability.

The SWAPMEET list is open to all; you don't have to be a paying member of ECSGA to subscribe.

If you are interested in buying or selling gear or seed, or if you are looking for a job or trying to fill a position, please use the ECSGA Swapmeet instead of the main ListServ.

Searching the List Archives

After you’ve subscribed to one or both of our lists, you might want to find all relevant posts on a certain topic.  Depending on which list you want to search, click on the blue join link shown in the relevant section above.  This will take you to a page showing that you’re already signed up.

On the top right of that page, click on the ECSGA Home or ECSGA-SWAPMEET Home link.  On the left side of the new page that appears is a list of each week’s posts going back to the beginning.  On the upper right side of this page is a search box where you can enter a search term, or click on advanced search for more options.