We now have lots of pumpkin seeds, thanks to the generosity of Stonebridge City Farm. They've donated us lots of seed which will be used as part of a schools project, culminating in our second annual Pumpkin Festival on 30th October. We will give out pumpkin seeds and plants to encourage schools, as well as individuals, to grow pumpkins which are then entered into various displays and competitions at the festival.
Last year we had competitions for the biggest pumpkin (it was truly enormous) and for the best-decorated pumpkin. There were also lots of activities, including pumpkin food tasting, pumpkin carving, pumpkin games, and a pumpkin beauty spa.
Many thanks to Stonebridge City Farm, who are based in the urban heart of Nottingham. They run their own growing projects, as well as giving city people a chance to meet farm animals and enjoy a beautiful little haven within a few minutes' walk of the city centre. As well as taking a look at their website, you may wish to check out their online petition to save part of the farm from being converted into a car park.
"Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got till it's gone,
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot" Joni Mitchell