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Pumpkin Placing

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Catamount Institute
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Colorado Springs, CO
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Published 23 days ago
Pumpkin Placing

Help place pumpkins in a pumpkin patch for the kindergarteners in the Pikes Peak Region. To uphold a tradition of children getting a free pumpkin from the historic farm of Ventucci in Colorado Springs, Catamount Institute and the Pikes Peak Community Foundation are offering free field trips to the farm to kindergartners to get a pumpkin. Due to contamination in the water, pumpkins cannot be grown on the land, so they are bought from another farm and delivered to Venetucci. That is where we need help. We need all the pumpkins to be placed in the field before students visit the farm. For schools that cannot get to the farm, we will deliver pumpkins to them, or staff from their school will pick up pumpkins, so we also need help counting out the pumpkins for those with a pumpkin patch at their school. This is labor-intensive, as you will have to carry pumpkins and bend them up and down to place them on the ground. Gloves and wheelbarrows will be provided. This is such a fun event, and we could use all the help we can get!

Help place pumpkins in a pumpkin patch for the kindergarteners in the Pikes Peak Region. To uphold a tradition of children getting a free pumpkin from the historic farm of Ventucci in Colorado Springs, Catamount Institute and the Pikes Peak…

Details at a Glance

  • Date
    October 22, 2021
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM MDT
    3:00 PM - 5:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours
  • Recurrence
    One time only

Location

On-site

Venetucci Farm

5210 S U.S. Hwy 85 87, Colorado Springs, CO 80911, USA
Directions

Driving South on US HWY 85-87 from South Academy, the farm will be on your right. Enter off the highway and drive through a gate. You will pass by the farmer's house and drive through one more gate—Park by the barn. You will see signs.

How to Apply

If interested in volunteering (times are flexible on Friday), please contact Marisa East at east@catamountinstitute.org. All ages are welcome!

If interested in volunteering (times are flexible on Friday), please contact Marisa East at east@catamountinstitute.org. All ages are welcome!

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