"I'm a single guy, and it'd be nice to meet as many people as I can in the city," he said. " On Tuesday, she waited for attendees beneath the shade of a ginkgo tree, offering them toothpicks laden with cherry tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. A few more friends had joined in, adding energy to the evening. "It's going well, I think," Halvorson-Fried said, eyeing the newly weeded rows. " But there are disadvantages to newbies tending to your crops."People who are like me, who are passionate about being good civic members of society." A few weeks back, a friend sent Sarah Halvorson-Fried, a Green Corps member who works with the farm, an article about weed dating. Paschke accidentally uprooted yet another shallot, flung it into a growing pile and sighed.But if you happen to make a new friend at the farm, all the better, right?" It's all in good fun, said Tracy Singleton, the cafe's owner.No name tags, few formal introductions, no split between men and women. "I was just coming to spend some time on the farm," said Maria Paschke, 22."I wasn't particularly hoping to meet someone." She laughed and added: "But it would be a perk." Katelyn Leplinski, 21, and Joseph Hartmann, 22, cleared weeds out of a shallot patch and chatted during a weed dating event Tuesday at the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm on the University of Minnesota campus in St. On its Facebook page, the Birchwood Cafe in Minneapolis promised that their "'crop mobs' are not a cover for weed dating."I just thought it would be a good idea," she said, "since we have a lot of weeding to do." So she set up a Facebook invite. "I feel like so far I've done more harm than good." A cool idea, but ...A few farms in Vermont made national news in 2010 for pioneering weed dating.
Rather than fiddling with drinks, they yanked up weeds. It's "like speed dating," a Boise farm advertises on its website, "but much more badass." On Tuesday, a dozen 20-somethings gathered at the Cornercopia Student Organic Farm on the University of Minnesota's St.
"There are a heckuva lot worse ways to meet people." Weeding to do The events cater to people who, like Singleton, care about where their food comes from. Paul had majored in subjects such as sustainability, environmental studies and horticulture.
Jace Crowe, 22, grew up in Bemidji and recently graduated from the University of Minnesota. " An hour into the 10-minute rotations, Halvorson-Fried paused to consider the event's success.
Paul campus for what might have been the state's first weed dating meet-up.
Compared to others in the news, it was casual, in a college kind of way.
The nights attracted a dozen people, then just five, due to rain, then seven. "It was a very exciting idea for the media, but the daters themselves weren't all that excited about it," said Barbara Richardson, office manager of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont.