Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pumpkin Festival

Otevřená zahrada is Brno's Open Garden.  It is a short walk from the city center and is quite a cool project.  It opened in Spring 2013 and the garden focuses on four elements - earth, water, air and sun.  There are several educational exhibits for kids to play with that lets them interact with nature.

The Open Garden is managed by Nadace Partnerství which is the Czech foundation for promoting sustainable development and empowering local communities.  IBM is one of the garden's partners and there are frequent opportunities for IBMers to volunteer here.

Today's pumpkin festival was to celebrate all things pumpkin.  Kids could decorate pumpkins and there were plenty of food options.  Over 1,000 people showed up to enjoy a sunny day in the garden.

Claudia signed up to work a few hours at today's pumpkin festival.  I came by just to babysit Tünde so that Claudia could do whatever.  

Tünde & her ladybug boots

Yet somehow I got "volunteered" as well.  We ended up running the blocks station where kids would try to knock over blocks with a ball.  It's a good thing that I've got A1 Czech so that I could speak with the kids.  Overall it was great fun!

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