August 8th is Sneak a Zucchini on your Friend's Porch Day. I know I am late to be writing about this. I have no excuse except for life is full, and I am better off for it. Don't beat yourself up if you missed it this year -- or if you didn't realize that this holiday existed. I just recently found out about it myself. Since the zucchini is one of our Earth's most prolific plants, it only makes sense that gardeners have to figure out something to do with this surplus of zucchini beside zucchini bread. Too bad zucchini didn't grow everywhere in the world -- talk about putting a food dent in many nations' hunger problems. And I am not trying to take the world's hunger issue lightly -- it is a genuine wish that the more prolific crops could grow in any climate.
But that being said, by the time August rolls around a lot gardeners have a lot of zucchinis. When this August 8th holiday is upon us next year ... think about leaving a zucchini on your neighbor's porch. Maybe if you have time, you could cook something delicious made from zucchinis..... OR you could make a zucchini person with your child and leave that on your neighbor's porch.
My three year old and I made two zucchini people, Mr. and Mrs. Squash and left them with a little note on our dear friend's porch. It was tons of fun to make.
Here are some pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Squash 2011