Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be.
Mark Tobler died of cancer last week at age 47.
Last fall, explaining the TLC that goes into growing gourds, he said of the pumpkin’s cycle:
“You have one season to try to do this.”
And so he did. Our condolences to Mark’s family.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Please specify melanoma research.
Christian Schuller’s pumpkin documentary