november, 2020

07nov9:00 AM1:00 PMPumpkin Smash

Event Details

Green Your Halloween by composting your pumpkins!

Illinois is one of the top producers of pumpkins in the U.S., but when jack o’ lanterns are past their prime, many end up in the trash. In Cook County, 37% of landfill material is food waste, a major source of the greenhouse gas methane.

To divert pumpkins from landfills, Illinois Extension in Cook County is partnering with Plant Chicago to host a

Pumpkin Smash
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on November 7, 2020
“the Firehouse”
4459 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago.

All participants must wear a face covering and observe 6′ social distancing.

For questions, please contact Sarah Batka at 217-300-8636 or


(Saturday) 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM