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Saturday November 4th


The Vine UMC

Join us in keeping your holiday pumpkins & gourds out of the landfill by bringing them to our first annual Pumpkin Smash event! This FREE, family-friendly community program is open to all and takes place at The Vine United Methodist Church in the heart of Plaza Midwood. Other than smashing pumpkins, you'll also be able to participate in a raffle for a chance to win a basket of sustainable prizes.

What to bring:

What not to bring:

  • Warm clothing (sweater weather season is in full blast)

  • Any large fall fruit like pumpkins, gourds, and squash...we don't discriminate!

  • Outside alcohol

  • Glass containers

  • Bats or hammers (all smashing artillery will be provided!)


We'll Compost the Mess!

According to the EPA, an estimated 1.3 BILLION pumpkins are thrown out in the US every year following Halloween. The environmental impact that has is equivalent to the release of 1.8 trillion pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere. Smashing pumpkins is not only a way to blow off some steam, but a great opportunity to keep all that autumn decoration out of the landfill. By composting these pumpkin remnants, we'll not only help decrease methane emissions, but also help to enrich the soil, creating nutrient-dense compost that can be used to enhance local community gardens and green spaces.

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