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PHOTOS: Harvest Festival is a scream for the public, children
Photos and Story by James Hill
On Saturday, Oct. 24, the 2009 Harvest Festival at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek Campus featured hayrides through the natural campus setting for thousands of people from the local community. In addition to hayrides, Rock Creek staff and students put its award-winning recycling loop program on display for attendees. The loop system features growing cafeteria food in campus gardens and vermi-composting cafeteria food scraps and returning nutrient-rich worm castings to the garden soil.
The festival was jammed pack with excited children, who played games for prizes like this one where kids had to get the ball into one of jack-o-lanterns or witch’s cauldron.
Little ones also were treated to free pumpkins, a petting zoo featuring the animals of the PCC Rock Creek farm, face and pumpkin painting, plenty of musical entertainment, and arts and crafts.