We had a wonderful final Harvest Giveway at Intervale Green this year. In addition to giving away our final carrots, beets and peas of the season, we carved pumpkins for Halloween. Over 25 children and their parents were able to carve their own pumpkin just in time for the holiday. In addition, everyone scooped out their pumpkin seeds and learned to make a healthy, protein-rich snack: roasted pumpkin seeds. We also gave a workshop on seed saving and set aside some seeds to grow on the roof next year! Due to the overwhelming demand for pumpkins (not every child that attended was able to carve their own pumpkin), we saved a lot of seeds so that we can expand on this activity in 2017.
This week’s harvest giveaway was extra healthy, because we were joined by WHEDco’s Community Development Department staff who were registering people to vote right in the Intervale Green Lobby. General elections are coming up fast, and October 14, 2016 is the deadline to register to vote in New York. If you didn’t get a chance to register in the lobby this Tuesday, but need to register, have moved or are not 100% sure if you’re registered, then request a registration form online with the Board of Education or stop by your local DMV or Board of Elections office to fill out and turn in your form on the spot! For Bronx residents, the closest Board of Elections is located at 1780 Grand Concourse, 5th Floor. The closest DMV is located at 696 East Fordham Road.