Planning and planting is well underway with over 1000 pumpkin seeds in the ground and with the generous support of the Northern Tablelands Local Land Services, Tankworks and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation an irrigation system and tank has been acquired, built and installed.
With the assistance of Tilbuster’s project coordinator, Charlie Winter, many young people have been involved from laying the pipe through to building the tank. Not only will this water grow the vegetables, it will also supply water to troughs for the cattle which will also enable rehabilitation of Tilbuster Ponds creek which runs through the property.
The aim of the Pumpkin Run has always been to give back to the community, growing and supplying fresh vegetables, especially pumpkins, to refuges, nursing homes and to feed those less fortunate.
The Pumpkin Run commences from Armidale in April and will finish in the middle of Sydney’s CBD at Government House where His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley generously invited Pathfinders during his visit to our Inverell office earlier this year.
Listen Since the successful inaugural event in 2015 and wonderful consecutive festivals since then, Pathfinders Ability Links Festival of Abilities has returned for 2018. With over 2000 people attending and participating in many activities, sports, games and displays over the past three years, 2018 will be bigger and better than ever! The aim of the... View Article
Listen Thank you Governor and Mrs Hurley for inviting us into your home. My apologies for bringing a bit of the New England chill to Sydney…and it would be lovely to see some of yesterday’s drought breaking rain head west. 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. Since we started the Pumpkin... View Article
Listen 2018 has been another fantastic year for Pathfinder’s Pumpkin Run. More than 200 people have been involved in this year’s Pumpkin Run – from volunteers for planning, planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, loading and packing, cooking and encouraging it has been a true community effort. We also had 3 tonnes of pumpkins donated by our... View Article