The City of Guelph was the victor in this year’s pumpkin growing contest, sponsored by The Composting Council of Canada with support from Miller Composting, All Treat Farms, Procter & Gamble and Visions of Utopia. Guelph’s entry, a 182 kilogram golden beauty, is the pride of Guelph’s composting team, led by Trevor Barton. The $500 prize will be donated to the Guelph Enabling Garden, a multi-use garden designed to accommodate gardeners of varying degrees of cognitive and physical ability.
Now in its fourth year, Compost’s Giants: The Great Pumpkin Growing Contest, brings out the best of competition amongst composting facilities across Canada. Over 30 entries yielded pumpkins of all shapes and sizes from across the country. Congratulations on their weighty success are also extended to the Region of Peel (160 kgs), Regional Municipality of Lunenburg (158 kgs), Fundy Region (110 kgs) and the Township of Southgate (109 kgs).