Yep, you read that right … In celebration of the fall season, Grades of Green was proud to join the Downtown Manhattan Beach Business Association and the Farmer’s Market at the 2014 Manhattan Beach Pumpkin Races and race some green pumpkins. Our Youth Corps students decorated three pumpkins in eco-friendly fashion to enter into the races – one pumpkin made it to the semi-finals! Each year, this event draws over 10,000 people to the pier for family fun. Established in 1990, the Pumpkin Races invite community members to decorate their own pumpkin and race it down Manhattan Beach Boulevard. The event also includes tons of fun activities for families, including face painting, pumpkin decorating stations, games, and booths. Grades of Green hosted a veggie art stamping activity at our booth led by our wonderful Youth Corps eco-leaders. Our booth also included information on how to start a Grades of Green program at a school.