I’ve got to be honest, this was not something I would have been happy to have had to pay to attend. All the community organizations had free passes to the event and a lot of the people I’ve met through the gardening groups were going, so I went too. Of course Greg Bratton was there and Stephanie, one of the faithful volunteers for Healthy South Chicago. I saw a couple of people who were at The Green Summit (Naomi Davis and LaDonna Tittle). Dominique Bowman, Executive Director for The Green Lots Program was there. I got a chance to meet the proprietors of Black Oaks.
The theme was about eco-friendly products. There were clothes made out of recycled plastics, the eco-friendly tankless water heater. They had book signings.
There were only a few exhbits that caught my eye.
These guys sell paper made with elephant dung, a perfect addition to any compost pile after you’re done with it.
This guy was selling yard art and plant stands made from twigs. They were actually reasonable priced too.
The best thing for me was we found some free seeds. You know me and my free seeds. I’ve got a fair collection of the usual seeds, so now I look for the unusual.
41 inches long and 70 pounds. That’s a pretty big squash. Or maybe the company is fudging a little bit. Gourmetseeds.com says they average 20 inches and 15 pounds, but that’s still impressive for a squash.
Anybody out there in the blogosphere have any experience with this particular squash? How’d yours do?