Halloween is over and there’s a lot of much desired candy filling houses. Kids and adults alike are happily enjoying the fruits of their trick or treating labor. However there are unfortunately also quite a few unwanted pumpkins and gourds lounging on front steps and in windows. Before too much longer, those pumpkins will go from being cute to being trash, taking up space in landfills.
Prospect Heights Community Farm has found a green way to make those unwanted pumpkins into next year’s compost however. They’re hosting a Pumpkin Smash on Saturday November 6th at 2 PM. Not only will people get to smash their pumpkins this year with the knowledge that their pumpkin will help grow next year’s batch, but they can drink hot cider and eat baked potatoes at the same time. There will also be other activities, including a psychic. Maybe she can let people know how big the crop next year will be. Face painting will also be offered for the kids. It should be a fun event that celebrates the end of the spooky spirit while helping Brooklyn stay green.