Pear tree in Botanical Gardens.

Pear tree located at the Outdoor Education Center’s Botanical Gardens.

Figs, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes and blackberries are just a few of the fruits you can grow at home.

The fruit varieties may be different than what you’re used to but the results can still be spectacular.

Let Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, explain what plant attributes to look for when planning your home orchard.

Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend the Gardening in Small Places workshop.

Volunteer assists with loading and pitching pumpkins with the trebuchet at last year’s event.

Volunteer assists with loading and pitching pumpkins with the trebuchet at last year’s event.

Unsold and collected pumpkins will be launched using catapults and a trebuchet in the Silverton Hotel and Casino parking lot.

The catapults were built by East Career Technical Academy students under the guidance of Fausto Vega, who teaches construction skills at the school.

The trebuchet was built by Southern Nevada Recycling Coordinator, Rachel Lewison and retired U.S. Air Force Director, Bruce Romeo.

The catapults are expected to launch the pumpkins about 50 feet while the trebuchet is expected to cover a 100-foot distance.

The launched pumpkins will be composted into soil.

This is the second annual Pitch-a-Pumpkin event.