BCS Pumpkin Patch Harvest Begins

September 23rd was a pumpkin picking day at BCS! Our pumpkin patch, which fills an entire city lot, was planted this spring by some of our Garden Club members and their families. Throughout the summer, it was cared for by Garden Club families, and today our 4th grade students harvested over 60 pumpkins! We can’t wait to harvest the others that aren’t quite ready yet, as well as gourds, winter squash and spaghetti squash that are still growing in the patch.
Our fifth and eighth grade students helped transport our pumpkins to the library. We are having a “favorite pumpkin contest next week, when all of the students in PreK through 8th grade can cast their vote for their favorite pumpkin.
In a few weeks, we are holding a special Family Fun Day at BCS that will focus on the pumpkins! More details on that coming soon.
One of the features that is unique to BCS is our School Garden. Incorporating vegetable garden beds, a fruit grove, a pollinator garden as well as our outdoor classroom, this summer we expanded by planting our pumpkin patch in a lot at the back of the school. The garden areas are used for classes during the school day, as well as our Garden Club that meets after school.