Six-year-old Kensley Bottoms painted a Halloween pumpkin at school with great attention and care. She’d put a variety of colors and the word “Boo” on it. After Halloween, though, she bid it adieu by smashing it with a baseball bat and leaving it to be composted.
Kensley, her 4-year-old brother Paxton and their parents were among several at Saturday’s Pumpkin Smash. The Bottoms family, after hearing about the event, decided to make the 40-minute drive from their Lakewood home to Idaho Springs’ Shelly/Quinn Ballfields.
Local nonprofit Scraps-to-Soil has hosted the event for 11 years as a way to educate people about composting, as well as raise money for future events and other projects, such as the community garden in Idaho Springs.
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