Today we report on the prizewinning participation of Arcosanti’s Agriculture department in the Yavapai County Fair.
After a dynamic and productive year, our Agriculture staff members, Maggie Lamb and Melissa Soluski, together with volunteer Maki Yamamoto and workshop participant Erin O’Rourke, returned from the Fair with 23 awards in their hands.
We went third in the Connecticut field pumpkin and Butternut squash categories. We took second place in Eggplant, Japanese Eggplant, Concord white grapes, Klondike watermelon, Red Bartlett pears and Texas Hummingbird sage.
Arcosanti Gardens came first in 15 categories: Black Eyed peas, Strawberry popcorn ears, shelled Red popcorn, Black Seeds sunflower, Mexican cashew, long type Okra, Garlic and braided Garlic, Yarrow, Mint, Rosemary, Rue and Basil.
To the left is an image of Arcosanti’s table that triumphed in the category for Artistic Display.
And here, we see a close-up image of one of Arcosanti’s beautiful baskets and other tables at the Fair.
Congratulations to the Agriculture crew!