Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Great GREEN Pumpkin Patch

Arthur, Illinois is known for it's Amish communities, it's quaint small town center, the horse and buggies that frequent the streets next to the cars, but that's not all. A trip home to central Illinois in October isn't complete without a trip to Arthur and to The Great Pumpkin Patch.

Open to the general public from September 15th through October 31st, this family farm that raises over 300 varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds is a sight to behold! This year marks its 22nd season, and it's a great way to connect with the harvest of the season--especially if you're graced with the amazing weather we had when we went this weekend!

But, just as it's not "your regular ole Pumpkin Patch," it's also an educational experience galore! Not only can you learn the A to Z's of squashes and see some of the country flags in "The League of Cucurbit Nations," but you can also learn a bit throughout about "going green" on informational signs located around the farm.  Be sure to check out this presentation I created to highlight their efforts to spread environmentalism by clicking the slideshow above, or go to

To learn more about Arthur's Great Pumpkin Patch, go to .

Pictures from my camera!

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