The 4-H Pumpkin Project Update

On Friday, September 24, 2010 4-Hers and parents from Buncombe and Transylvania Counties and Holly Jordan visited the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center for an afternoon of pumpkin fun!  Liz Driscoll and Dr. Greg Hoyt put together a fantastic program where 4-Hers could learn all about pumpkins, visit a pumpkin patch, pick out carloads of pumpkins to take home and also determine the best paintable pumpkin.  There was also a website established so that 4-Hers could watch the progress of the pumpkin plants’ growth through photographs, blog posts, and surveys.  All who participated had a great time and we hope that this project happens again next year!!

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