Thursday, September 24, 2009


As a child, I watched in wonder as my older sister Jenny climbed onto the roof and planted peas in the muck of the gutters. The peas grew and we ate them up. She always had a fascination with gardening, going so far as to claim the wild mint leaves that grew out back as her own. It comes as no surprise that today she is the founder and steward of the Historic Sandy Community Garden. Our family's favorite Fall tradition is Jenny's Pumpkinfest, held at the garden. You'll find the most exotic looking gourds, exquisite heirloom pumpkins, hand crafted gifts, live music and food.

The invitation reads:

The air is crisp. Leaves are falling. Orange pumpkins beckon you, their faces blank with autumn's welcome. Come pick your pumpkin from our very own patch. Choose from a wide selection of organically-grown traditional and heirloom varieties. Stay to enjoy live music, free activities for kids, hand-crafted gifts for sale, and tasty harvest treats. All proceeds go to fund the 2010 growing season.

Starts Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m.
Ends at 8:00 p.m.
Historic Sandy Community Garden
500 E. Locust St. (about 8840 S.)
Sandy, UT


  1. I find it charming your sister grew peas in the gutter!

    The festival sounds so fun too!

  2. I read about it too late, but I wish I could have brought my kids and come. It sounds like a blast!!