Hasting Community Centre youth journeyed last week to Burnaby Agricultural Lands to harvest pumpkins. Eric Yu, youth coordinator at HCC drove the full van, and we arrived just before dusk. We found approximately 20 pumpkins, many of which were huge, in the first year mandala (circle) garden that we had roto-tilled at the back of the field. It was a quick trip. Pumpkins are spiny though, we weren’t wearing gloves so discovered the hard way that not wearing them makes for some good pokes and sore hands! It was a fun time, and the kids loved the experience!