Smash your pumpkin at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots Nov. 6

  • Children enjoy smashing pumpkins at the Naperville Park District's fourth annual Pumpkin Smash at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots.

    Children enjoy smashing pumpkins at the Naperville Park District's fourth annual Pumpkin Smash at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Updated 11/2/2021 9:09 PM

On Saturday, Nov. 6, the Naperville Park District encourages families to save their leftover Halloween jack-'o-lanterns and pumpkins for composting at the fifth annual Pumpkin Smash.

It will be 9 a.m. to noon at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, 811 S. West St.

 

Drop off your pumpkins or stay to help smash them directly into the garden soil. This event adds the nutrients of leftover pumpkins to the soil and keeps them out of landfills.

In 2020, more than 14,500 pounds of pumpkins were composted at the garden plots.

Participants are asked to remove any decorations, along with candles from their pumpkins before dropping them off.