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Pumpkin Festival coming soon!

Oxford's very first Pumpkin Festival (Thursday 30th October – Sunday 9th November) will be a celebration of food: creatively encouraging people to think about the food they throw away, challenging their preconceptions and teaching new skills in a fun and accessible way. As Halloween's flagship vegetable, Pumpkins are often seen as a commodity to carve-and-chuck and we’re aiming to rescue and reclaim pumpkins and squash - as the delicious and versatile vegetables they really are! Oxford Pumpkin Festival will also be looking at food and food waste as a whole, through a series of food-themed events and activities where all can come together to eat, learn, interact and enjoy themselves.

This initiative has been conceived and supported by Hubbub (www.hubbub.org.uk), a new charity exploring innovative ways to engage mainstream consumers in thinking about important sustainability issues, through different ‘hubs’ of activity: Food, Fashion, Homes, Neighbourhoods, Sport and Leisure.

Oxford is the chosen city for the Food Hub pilot, which aims to stop edible food being sent to landfill. Hubbub have partnered with Good Food Oxford (www.goodfoodoxford.org) and are working with a growing network of local and national food groups to stage the 11-day Oxford Pumpkin Festival, which will be used as a springboard to catalyse a wider debate about food waste, both locally and nationally.

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