This week we had the Taste of Marion at the Indiana Wesleyan Recreational Center. This is where churches, businesses, and other organizations can meet students to let them know who they are, what they are about, and where they are located. The students love it because there are free giveaways and for many of them that are new to IWU do not know the area very well. For the second year in a row the Alliance Garden, Living Learning Community house, and Creation Care Alliance have teamed up to have a booth. We had vegetables, fruit, and salsa for donations, sign ups to be part of our emailing list, and Harvest Party flyers. Although it is difficult to compete for attention near free dominoes pizza, we had lots of people stop by. Like with any of our stands the main purpose is promotional. I believe this is working as people continue to recognize me from the garden stands and want to take part in some way.
Another bit of good promotion was the Chronicle Tribune, the Marion newspaper, asked to do a story on us. Grace and Hannah were interviewed at our garden and had their pictures taken. We are on the front page and they even promoted our Harvest Party. You can grab a copy of the article at the Marion Library.
Notes: We have finally integrated all the chickens together. There is still the random scuffle as the figure out the pecking order but that cannot be helped.
The Harvest Party will be Saturday September 27 from 11-5 so please come!
Our stand at the student center will remain up until the end of September.