Don’t let your Halloween waste haunt you! The Community Garden Program hosts an annual Pumpkin Smash to divert pumpkins from the landfill. Smash your pumpkins and Jack-O-Lanterns at a compost pile in one of the five community gardens. The pumpkins will be composted and used to rejuvenate the soil in the gardens.
El Salvador Park Community Garden
1825 W. Civic Center Drive
Jerome Park Community Garden
2201 W. McFadden Ave.
Pacific Electric Community Garden
317 McFadden Ave.
Roosevelt Walker Garden
816 E. Chestnut Ave.
- Benefits local soil resources by producing a useful nutrient-dense soil amendment.
- Pumpkins are 90 percentage water which is great for soil, but not so good for landfills.
- Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in a landfill (U.S. Department of Energy).
- In a compost pile, pumpkins decompose in 8 to 12 weeks. In a landfill, one pumpkin can take over 20 years to decompose.
Please call (714) 571-4253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.