Monday, May 11, 2009

Need-a-Bag Project Update 05.09.09 -- More construction! Missing Drop Box!

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.

As you can see from the photo, they're starting to remove the roof from the main she
lter of the farmer's market. What does this mean? Are they going to replace the roof or are they preparing to demolish the whole structure??? I guess we'll find out, huh?

Remember how last week I was decrying the use of the drop box as a trash receptacle, rather than its appointed purpose (a drop box)? This has been an ongoing problem, but apparently it got so bad last week that Concerned Need-a-Bag? Project Associate Erika-of-the-fine-and-tasty-citrus removed it from its normal spot at the fence, and this week? Nothing. A big, black hole where the drop box used to be. It's somewhere else, now, and a regular trash receptacle has been placed nearby to accept all u
nwanted chicken biscuit wrappers. Here is a picture of my son, looking puzzled at the disappearance of the drop box -- see, the sign says, "Got a Bag? Leave a Bag! (Drop Extras Here)" But there's NOTHING there!

What are we going to dooooooo??!!
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