Giant Pearson Pumpkin

It all started with a tiny plant donated by a couple who grow award-winning giant pumpkins. The Garden Club accepted this donation, and planted it in an area that didn’t have much going on. How big could it get, we wondered?

The answer is 242 pounds.

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The progress:

We had the pumpkin on display until Halloween, and ran a guess-the-weight contest.

After Halloween..it was time to carve it up and eat it!

IMG_0313 IMG_0317 IMG_0319We managed to distribute most of the pumpkin around Pearson to staff and visitors. We cooked up a whole bunch for Community Kitchen too. This pumpkin fed a lot of people!

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