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Get a Date and Play in the Dirt At Earthly Delights Farm

Thursday, June 28



Generally, getting in bed with someone you just met leads to a morning of dodging eye contact and frantically searching for clothing. Hopping from bed to bed will earn you some less-than-complimentary monikers, and getting dirty before you know a potential mate's last name isn't regarded as the best idea.

But on Thursday, June 28, you can partake in all those endeavors without having to lie to your grandma about what you did last week. Earthly Delights Farm will host its second installment of Weed Dating from 6-8:30 p.m. No, it's not special time with your plastic bottle bong. Sheesh.

The event is a chance for those with a love of gardening, but who lack a lover, to meet someone special with similar green interests. The farm describes it as "like speed dating but much more badass."

Last year, three known love connections were made and about 20 people participated. For the second installment, Earthly Delights has upped its marketing strategies and is hoping for a bigger pool of people looking for love.

"I love that kind of stuff," said Earthly Delights' Casey O'Leary. "Watching people get all giggly around each other and stuff."

O'Leary noted that you get to know someone in a different way when gardening, and fidgety first-daters won't have to worry about what to do with their sweaty palms.

Participants pin a number on their shirts and are paired up in short one-on-one weed-pulling sessions. Then they move to a different vegetable bed and meet a new person. Find someone you like? Cowboy up and say it to his/her face, or go the sly route and leave a note in the mason jar with a number that matches the one pinned on your potential new beau or bird.

The event won't cost you any green—you're paying for it in manual labor by getting rid of those pesky weeds—but donations for start-up beer purveyor Bogus Brewing will be accepted. The community supported brewery is being funded in part by a Kickstarter campaign and will offer small-batch craft brews with a focus on dialogue between brewers and members.

Weed dating is for the 21-and-older set. RSVP isn't required but may help forge better potential love connections since organizers can match up people when they know who's coming and who they're looking to meet. Visit to RSVP, for more info and for a video of the last Weed Dating event.


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