Our thanks to Heather Wilkins, Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Development Office for providing the following, very timely press release:
Central Illinois Cucurbit Farmer Emerging as Expert Nationwide
Mac Condill speaks about pumpkins, squash and gourds and builds displays from coast to coast, including the White House lawn.
ARTHUR, IL; September 19, 2013 – Mac Condill, one of the owners of The Great Pumpkin Patch in rural Arthur has been making a name for himself throughout America for his knowledge and design skills as they pertain to cucurbits which include pumpkins, squash and gourds.
He was one of the main speakers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, CA in September as well as at the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH. “I’m humbled that so many people want to hear me talk about something I enjoy so much. Educating people about the growing process, seed preservation and the various uses for cucurbits; I have a passion for that,” said Condill.