But for singles or people just looking to make some new friends, weed dating goes above and beyond the usual networking event.The speed dating format means that everyone talks to everyone — no waiting to awkwardly butt into a group conversation — and the day’s activity is the ultimate icebreaker.
Farmers, like participants, are drawn to the somewhat silly nature of the event. As for the event itself, there’s very little required besides a turnout and some weeds to pull.
(Maybe a little alcohol to loosen participants up afterward.) Making money by selling tickets to weed daters as well as some volunteer labor sounds like a dream come true, but don’t get so excited just yet.
“Having a lot of people for a short period of time makes a tremendous difference,” says Aviva Asher of Philadelphia’s Mill Creek Farm.
They held a weed dating event last year and are repeating it on October 2nd.
Molly Rockamann from Earth Dance Farm emphasized that the primary purpose of hosting a weed dating event was to bring people –and some publicity — to the farm.