Updated: October 10, 2021 10:35 PM
Created: October 10, 2021 06:45 PM
Have you gotten your pumpkins yet? Well the Cook Home Community Garden is hosting their U-Pick Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins grown by the community, for the community.
And the patch is bringing the community together. Program Manager Megan Wylder says, “It's been like a real community effort to grow them and then harvest them, and now we got a whole lot of volunteers helping run the pumpkin patch. So it's been like a big community effort.”
It was an effort that even included UMD. Wylder says, “The pumpkin starts were donated by the UMD Land Lab so we are really grateful for that, so we didn't have to start the pumpkins. We had the little plants and we planted them in a couple different community gardens."
And for every pumpkin you buy, the proceeds go back to help the program. "All the proceeds go to supporting our mission which is cultivating healthy neighborhoods by providing land resources and community. And so we are really helping support community gardening in Duluth [and] keeping our garden plots accessible to anyone regardless of income”, Says Megan.
And at the garden, there's a lot of different pumpkins to choose from. Megan says, “definitely ones with character I think the warts are really fun. We’ve got some green stripy ones. I kind of like the little ones. I don't know, there's a pumpkin for everyone.”
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