Mark Palmer, October 10, 2019
Pumpkin Spice season was alive at West Park Healthcare Centre, and the Foundation was certainly Farm Market ready!
You’re thinking ORANGE – but Keep it GREEN:
Pumpkins make a great addition to Thanksgiving and Halloween décor and the best part is – they are 100% compostable! When the Fall season comes around, remember – pumpkins can be collected curbside with your green bin – but there are also many other ways you can reuse and recycle the festive fruit in your yard.
- Add it to Your Own Backyard Compost Pile: Pumpkins are primarily composed of water. Because of this, they decompose quickly and make a great addition to any backyard compost pile.
- Make a Snack-O-Lantern: Feeling creative? Use your old pumpkin as a pumpkin feeder for birds and other small wildlife in your yard by filling your carved pumpkin with seeds. NOTE: Make sure the pumpkin is free of mold and only place a few seeds as the pumpkin will naturally decompose quickly.
- Harvest the Seeds for Wildlife to Enjoy: Remove the seeds from your pumpkin before composting and allow to dry – do not add seasoning. Place the seeds with existing bird feed in your yard or place in a shallow dish for birds to enjoy!
Interested in more information on recycling your pumpkins into your yard?
Click here for additional information from the National Wildlife Federation!