Pondathon II is a year-long gardening-themed readathon hosted by The Quiet Pond! Help us restore the forest by reading to earn plants and decorate your own garden. For more information about Pondathon, read our Readathon Information Post or check out our Pondathon II Portal.
You had a wonderful time with Gen, planting saplings together with him in a companionable silence. Though Gen isn’t a tortoise of many words, you know that he really appreciated your company.
You decide to go check on Cuddle next. As expected, the little otter is by her vegetable patch where she grows all her vegetables for the Pond friends’ dinners and soups. Cuddle looks hard at work – with a hoe in her hand, she ploughs the earth, readying it for the next season of vegetables.
“Friend! Hi!” she greets, wiping some sweat off her brow and readjusting her hat. In the corner, you can see Party seated by the wheelbarrow, a miniature hoe across her lap. “I thought it would be a good idea to expand this year’s vegetable patch. But it’s a lot of hard work, preparing the soil.” She sighs. “I know you are probably busy, but could you help me? We can even sing a song to help pass the time!”
You’ve received a quest!
It sounds like helping Cuddle will be hard work… but if we take care of the earth, it’ll take care of us in turn. And, at least we will be able to reap our rewards soon. Vegetable soup, friends?
Quest expires on: 12th March 2022, 8:00PM NZT. [?]
To complete this quest and receive the quest reward, complete the following objective(s):
- Read a book by a woman (including non-binary women and femme) author of colour during Women’s History Month.
Read a book by a Black author for Black History Month.
- This quest is repeatable. (Repeating this quest is optional.)
- Those who complete the quest may choose their quest reward. However, colours of the reward are random.
- Bonus: Read at least three books of the above objectives to earn the Vege Buddies badge for your character card!
- Secret Achievement: Read a book by a Black woman/non-binary woman/femme author.
Available Quest Rewards:
1. Pumpkins (3 designs, 3 colours available)
2. Carrots (3 designs, 3 colours available)
3. Turnip (3 designs, 3 colours available)
4. Garden bed (4 designs, 1 colour available)