This weekend, as I’ve mentioned, is the Friends School Plant Sale. I’ve compiled my most-wanted list and narrowed it down to my 74 top choices…and that was challenging enough. Luckily there were a few crop failures this year, forcing me to remove the bush cherries, purple sugarcane, prickly pear, citrus fruit, and miracle berry from my list. Much to my dismay, however, they found substitutions to the failed citrus fruits. And late plant additions to the sale. I’m not sure why they are interested in making my life so difficult, but clearly there is some sort of conspiracy here.
A lovely commenter brought up the Living Green Expo, which is the weekend of the plant sale…also at the MN State Fairgrounds. I have to say, I’m pretty excited to attend that, too, and I won’t have to exert much effort to get there. They have an amazing array of workshops and presentations, many of which are about gardening, sustainability, and other hippie-stuff. Local chefs will be presenting and cooking for audiences. And, I know that the link for their “Creative Activities” page includes the term “children’s activities,” but I think I might go try to build a green robot anyways.