Saturday, August 02, 2008

Need-a-Bag? Project Update 08.02.08

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.

The summer has been really rough on the project; between our family taking trips and my having to work some weekends and DG visiting with various peeps, it feels like we haven't been at the farmer's market at all. Last week was probably the worst it was going to get; I went to Seaworld with the fam, and DG was in Tampa. Neither of us showed up at the farmer's market, something that has never happened in the almost-year we've been doing this project. DG felt that we had betrayed the Need-a-Bag? Project promise, but I chalk it up to summertime, especially in Gainesville, where people operate in a different time zone, anyway (and, no, that wouldn't be the 4:20 time zone).

We put out 12 bags, most of which DG procured while in Tampa, and some kind soul left us 3 bags from last week. Or maybe it was the week before, because we didn't come last week...

Got the photo of the Believe Shamu show at Seaworld from
and yes, I really do believe a person can get tossed 20 feet in the air by a killer whale
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