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The Land Connection’s weed dating event returns

For the second year in a row, The Land Connection is inviting the community to its agricultural spin on speed dating: Weed Dating!  Starting at 6 p.m. on August 20, daters will come out to Heirloominous Farm in Champaign for an evening of helping to pull weeds while meeting new people.

How it works: Everyone will meet at the farm for a drink and some brief introductions. Then, after a short farm tour and instructions from farmer Shea Belahi, the group will be split into pairs to work together to tackle the weeds growing in a row and get to know each other. After 5-10 minutes, everyone will switch partners and spend some time chatting and weeding with a new person. At the end of the evening, we will all meet back at the barn for refreshments, drinks, and a chance for more socializing.

This event is open to people 21 or older of all orientations as a fun way to meet people with similar interests in local food and agriculture, find new friends, and maybe even something more. 

Space is limited to 20 registrants. $10 per person includes light refreshments. BYOB encouraged. Register online here.

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