squash hand book
This is a sweet potato squash, an heirloom variety.   It grows very long vines, 20 feet and more, that will climb fences, hedges, possibly trees, due to tendrils that hook on objects and then coil tight, pulling the vine up.  The flesh is like pumpkin, but milder.  We’ve had big heavy fruit on vines up 5-6 feet in air on hedges or climbing a flowering cherry.  It is resistant to squash vine borer, loves good light, it is a smart, independent-minded vine. 

Not. One. Inch.

Emancipation Oak, photo by Moncure Chatfield-Taylor
Hampton University has a three-word message for the Virginia Department of Transportation: Not. One. Inch.
And they mean it.
They do not plan to give up a single inch of land or blade of grass to make way for the planned expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the widening of Interstate 64 adjacent to their campus.–Kerry Dougherty, Virginian-Pilot

Read more about the living history of the Emancipation Oak