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The Great Pumpkin: Carved Pumpkin Competition and Urban Seed Saving Workshop

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The Great Pumpkin: Carved Pumpkin Competition and Urban Seed Saving Workshop

Time: October 19, 2011 from 11:30am to 2pm
Location: SFU Burnaby Pocket Farmers Market
Street: @ Cornerstone Town Square
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Event Neighbourhood and Type: local, food, sfu, seed, saving, pumpkin, agriculture, farmers, market
Organized By: The SFU Local Food Project
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2011

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Event Description

Wednesday, October 19th

11:30AM- 2:00PM

SFU Burnaby Pocket Market @ Cornerstone|Burnaby Campus

Hosted by Robin Sturley of the Cedar Cottage Seed Saving Collective and the SFU Local Food Project


The Carving Competition (11:30 AM-12:00 PM):

Categories for judging:

1.Best carved pumpkin/ squash (please bring your pumpkin carved)

2.Wierdest-looking pumpkin/ squash (uncarved)

3.Largest or littlest pumpkin/ squash (uncarved)

And yes, there will be AWESOME POCKET MARKET PRIZES!


The Workshop (12:00PM-2:00PM) 


Join us at the SFU Burnaby Pocket Market on what will hopefully be a crisp, clear Autumn's day to get into the Halloween spirit! After getting goulish with a lively carved pumpkin competition, get in the know about how things grow with our urban seed saving workshop while enjoying hot apple cider. This workshop is a perfect way to celebrate the harvest and will inspire you to start saving your seeds! 


We will discuss techniques and concepts in seed saving, the importance of seed saving heirloom varieties, how seed saving exchanges operate, and how to start your own!


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