2012 Pumpkin Giveaway
Was a Great Success!
Venetucci Farm’s Pumpkins for Kids pumpkin give-away has ended for 2012 with over 6,000 school-aged children participating, plus many parents, teachers, siblings and volunteers! This year’s program was by all accounts a great success and featured volunteer docents who taught at stations, sharing with participants important aspects of Venetucci Farm.
- Hearing about the Venetucci family and the farm’s history
- Meeting animals raised at Venetucci farm including Tamworth pigs, chickens, geese, ducks, Nubian goats & Belgian draft horses.
- Digging worms in our worm bin and learning about the role worms play on a healthy farm
- Making compost and finding out how that helps our farm’s soil
- Visiting our Farm Stand
- Taking group pictures in front of our 1936 Venetucci Farm wagon
And of course visiting our Pumpkin Patch
The weather cooperated and we had more than enough pumpkins for all of the students who participated.
We look forward to another great year in 2013!
A Special Thanks to all of the individuals and groups that volunteered and supported our efforts. We couldn’t have done it without you. Organizations include:
Garden of the Gods Rotary Club
The Resource Exchange
Broadmoor Garden Club
Plains and Peak Telephone Pioneers
Rampart Range Rotary Club
The Colorado Springs School-Upper School
Pikes Peak Community Foundation
A very special thanks to Anne-Marie Garza for her efforts throughout the entire Pumpkin Give-Away!
Thanks for your help in making this year’s pumpkin give-way a success!
Please also visit our Education Page
for information on programs and for upcoming classes and events.