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October Better Living Series Focus Is on Pumpkins

Sep 19, 2023

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County Cooperative Extension announces the October Better Living Series “The Great Pumpkin” focusing on pumpkins. The three workshops will be held at the Cooperative Extension office located at 301 E. Mountain Dr., Fayetteville.

Anyone interested may visit the Cooperative Extension office or contact Susan Johnson at 910-321-6405. Online registration via Eventbrite is preferred. Workshop fees are refunded only if the workshop is cancelled by Cooperative Extension staff. The workshops with Eventbrite registration links are listed below:

October Series: ‘The Great Pumpkin’

Growing the Great Pumpkin

Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Learn how to grow large, prize-winning pumpkins. The workshop includes information such as proper pumpkin variety selection, fertilizer requirements and pest management. Each participant will receive a packet of pumpkin seeds. The registration fee is $10. To register, go online to the Eventbrite link at


Pumpkin Etching

Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 12 noon – 2 p.m.

Big orange pumpkins and grinning Jack-O-lanterns have graced front porches for years, heralding in Autumn and Halloween. Learn how to put a new twist on pumpkin fun by learning how to etch your pumpkin. Each participant will leave the workshop with their own unique pumpkin. Registration and the $15 fee are due by Oct. 6. Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited. Follow the Eventbrite link at


Cooking with Pumpkins

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 12 noon – 2 p.m.

It’s the season for pumpkins! Join the Cooperative Extension staff and learn how to use fall pumpkins for cooking. Participants will learn how to make puree, bread and a tasty snack. The registration and $12 fee are due by Oct. 20. Early registration is encouraged. Class size is limited. Follow the Eventbrite link at


For accommodation for persons with disabilities, contact Lisa Childers at 910-321-6880, no later than five business days before the event.