A Rural Pumpkin Farm Teaches City Kids About Agriculture

Oct 30, 2015

Credit Sandra J. Milburn / Hutchinson News

Jamie and Tim Kaminkow of Moundridge, Kansas, have found a novel way to make their farm meaningful to the larger population this fall, reports The Washington Times. After planting 8,000 pumpkins this summer, the Kaminkows have invited children from nearby cities to their farm to learn about agriculture.

More than 1,000 school kids who will trek through their farm this fall, and steep themselves in the rural life. The kids can feed fish in the pond and roast marshmallows over an open fire. There is a nature trail, a cart race track, a petting zoo and a barrel train, along with a giant jumping pad and a sorghum maze. And then there are those pumpkins—five acres of them. Families can search through the patch and pick a favorite.

Jamie Kaminkow explained: “Our reasons for starting this were threefold. We wanted a way to generate income from home; we wanted to give back what God has given to us; and we wanted to teach our girls the value of hard work.”