The Fall Pumpkin Festival held last Friday celebrated two holidays; Halloween and the harvest season. Harvest comes from the Old English word haefest, meaning “autumn.” Historically, the term harvest refers to the season for reaping and gathering grown products and is usually accompanied by a celebration of some sort depending on the culture and time period. Today, we mainly see Thanksgiving as a large harvest celebration, but many places in the United States and around the world have festivals including plays, Harvest Suppers, and specific rituals or ceremonies that are believed to bring another bountiful harvest next year.
At Elon, it is definitely harvest time! Check out all of the wonderful vegetables that Andrea, TA of the garden studio class, picked from Loy Farms!
At Elon’s Community Garden, there are plenty of leafy greens that have grown wonderfully.
Happy harvest season everyone!