(Maybe a little alcohol to loosen participants up afterward.) Making money by selling tickets to weed daters as well as some volunteer labor sounds like a dream come true, but don’t get so excited just yet.
The jury is out on how helpful the weed daters actually are at pulling up weeds.
From farms to college campuses, singles are lining up to dig up some romance. Think speed dating but instead of sitting across from each other at tables, you meet each other in bed — a garden bed, that is.
“Given the amount of time that’s actually spent promoting the event, it would be faster to spend that time weeding instead.” The Vermont chapter of NOFA who started this whole trend is, ironically, among those who think it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
“We had far more calls from press outlets than we did from potential daters,” says office manager Barbara Richardson.
YARMOUTH Bridge will be closed to traffic while essential maintenance work is done next month.
The bridge will be closed from 9am to 4pm on October 2, and Island Roads has applied for a similar closure the following day in case the work cannot be completed on the first day as hoped.
Pedestrians will still be able to use the bridge, however Island Roads is liaising with Yarmouth Harbour Commission as high-sided/masted vessels to will not be able to pass underneath the bridge during work.