Call me crazy, but I think SG needs a pumpkin patch.
Nothing fancy, in fact it can be relatively make-shift. Here's what I'm thinking: Haul all of the Meinhardt pumpkins over to the Granville Park - that's the grassy bit behind the Dog Park. We don't need any poo pumpkins - mud and bugs are enough.
Never mind the logistics. I'm sure Meinhardt has the capability to load a few hundred pounds of pumpkins onto a truck every morning - drive 4 blocks and dump said pumpkins in a strategic manner on a patch of grass. Then, at the end of the day the truck would come back and gather all the rejected gourds, load 'em up and shuttle them home to 14th and Granville. I mean what would it take? 4-5 humans, maybe 3 hours overtime each and about a total of 10 hours extra work? Whatevs.
But let's be honest, they'd only have to do it once a day because ALL the pumpkins would get picked because it's a great idea!
Imagine a little local field dotted with various orange globes? Precious - and fun for the whole family. But most importantly, fun for me. We all know how much I dislike leaving the neighborhood, so this would be a great way for me to scratch a literal field trip off my list.
Who's with me!