Secondly, the Community Gardens at Purdue University. These gardens are rented square foot spaces by the students and their families that attend the university. Some of them have casual gardens and some have intensive plots that feed themselves nicely.
The Community Garden folks use re-purposed branches fallen from trees, binder twine, etc. FOUND items. Absolutely lovely. I decided since I have mature Eastern White pines that we had to cut for goat pasture, I'd used some for the beds and incorporate the saplings we removed for larger trees to flourish for the trellising. I grew Tepary beans (from the Southwest - specifically from http://shop.nativeseeds.org/collections/tepary-beans), pink beans, ojo de cabra (eye of goat from the markings on the beans), glass gem corn, green Oaxacan green dent corn (I got just a few ears but they are gorgeous) from Gurney's (http://www.gurneys.com/product/oaxacan_green_dent_corn), all kinds of tomatoes and a multitude of peppers. I don't think Gurney's has Oaxacan green dent corn currently, but it's available on the web.
I happened on a recipe that I morphed from ANOTHER recipe I don't care for. Mom always used to make a cucumber/onion frozen relish with sugar and vinegar that I don't like. However, I realized that if I replaced the cucumbers and onions with thinly sliced peppers and added oregano, garlic, thyme and whatever struck my fancy? I had WONDERFUL relish to add to sub sandwiches! It freezes well and is amazing.
This is just a quick "HEY I'M HERE!" and I'll follow up with more asap.