Work begins to create a Motherhouse Pumpkin Patch this fall

June 9, 2015 by

Pumpkin patch workers this morning included Development Director Holly Brown; Amanda Jeardoe, administrative assistant in the Development Office; and Paul Weintögl , an Austrian exchange student staying with Janice and Greg Hattan.

Pumpkin patch workers this morning included, from left, Development Director Holly Brown; Amanda Jeardoe, administrative assistant in the Development Office; and Paul Weintögl , an Austrian exchange student staying with Janice and Greg Hattan.

Work began this morning (June 9) to create a pumpkin patch just south of the Concordia Community Garden of Hope on the grounds of the Nazareth Motherhouse. The idea for a new public event for families and children came from Sisters of St. Joseph development director Holly Brown, who led the workforce putting down black plastic and covering it with mulch. The pumpkin patch will be open for three days in October, with fun activities, snacks and drinks, a corn pile, games, scavenger hunts and much more!  First, there’s the work of creating the garden space, planting the pumpkins, tending to the weeds… (But it will be fun in October!)

Motherhouse gardener Lyle Pounds lent a hand — and a tractor — to help move mulch to the new pumpkin patch.

Motherhouse gardener Lyle Pounds lent a hand — and a tractor — to help move mulch to the new pumpkin patch.

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