Then, last September, I took on this new persona, the Man in Overalls. Promptly, I began doing things like standing beside the road to drum up business and to create a "buzz" around growing food.
And today's my birthday.
So, I thought, why not revisit the roadside? Except this time, perhaps, I could make it into a birthday party. So, I did. People gathered, we made additional signs, and had a "Honking" good time by the roadside. Take a look.
Eshiva and Thomas-- both big into school gardens, school mini-farms to be more accurate-- made more signs.
Other folks showed up and stopped by. We had a party.
The young ladies (below) in traffic were beside themselves in celebration of my birthday. They blew their horn in support of food gardens at least 50 times in a minute. At least.
Oh, and instead of birthday presents I raised $45 for the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend via the fantastically generous donations of folks that joined me roadside.
I appreciate those folks that stopped by, that donated to Second Harvest, that wished me a happy birthday on facebook, and that continue to support my-- our --work here in Tallahassee. Thank you.
By the way, do you happen to know today's date?
That's right, I was born in November.
Gonight and good luck,
nathan WILEY Ballentine