Fall 2014, Garden Art, Garden News
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Turnip Carving

For Restaurant on Fridays with IMG_1284Middle School we love to decorate the tables with seasonal flowers or other natural objects. This year one of our restaurants days fell on Halloween, so instead of carving pumpkins, we decided to use turnips. We had a number of turnips that outgrew themselves and wouldn’t be particularly great for eating.

IMG_1290It is believed that turnip carving began the jack-o-lantern tradition in Ireland at Samhain. They were used for festivities, lighting ones way, and also for keeping evil spirits out of homes.

They did a beautiful job carving!

 

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