Sunday, May 11, 2008

Need-a-Bag? project update 05.10.08

Note: The Need-a-Bag? project was created to promote sustainable bagging at the Hwy 441 Alachua County Farmer's Market each Saturday morning. We supply reusable tote bags reclaimed from thrift stores and garage sales. The Need-a-Bag? project also utilizes old tank tops as tote bags by sewing up the bottoms (these are called t-totes). We invite you to read the other posts on the project by clicking the "Need-a-Bag? Project" label at the bottom of this post.

Well, the old man ended up helping out at a Strong Man competition so I stayed home with DJ while DG went to the market on her own. Exciting things happened!

The tomato lady come over while DG was hanging bags and told her that the extension agent from Live Oak came by and really liked the idea of Need-a-Bag? and I think Need-a-Bag? project associate Erika is supposed to get DG her information or something like that so they can converse on the project. Our friend of record, Hil, has also been working to feel the public library system out about whether the project would be a good fit, in lieu of the expensive, wasteful plastic bags in use at the libraries at present. I've got the Need-a-Bag? project presentation for the branch libraries all planned out -- it's going to use Skype and Google Docs and it's going to be AWESOME.

Update #2: Virgo still waits to be adopted -- will you take pity on poor Virgo?
Update #3: Need-a-Bag? project associate Erika can only get together on Sundays to do Totey construction so that's what we're shooting for right now -- a Sunday in the near future.
Update #4: The Eat Local Challenge from Hogtown Homegrown is in full swing -- DG is in it to win it, folks, so get to your local produce/meat/dairy supplier soon!
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