Environmentally Friendly Halloween! Think Pumpkins…

Autumn is here! The weather is cooling down and the leaves are changing colors, a great time to enjoy nature in New England. This is the first of a series of postings where you can find ways to enjoy Halloween in an environmental friendly way.

Pumpkin carving is a fun family activity, giving kids a chance to express their creativity, and a great way to get in the spirit of the season.  If you need inspiration there are millions of tips and ideas online whether you’re a novice or pro.

Thyme Pumpkin Seeds

And when you scrape the goop out of the inside of the pumpkin, don’t throw away the seeds! You can toast them and make a high protein, tasty snack.

To really maximize the benefits from your pumpkin,  add the left over parts to your compost pile– which will help you create great home-made fertilizer for next year’s garden!

Finally, you can use an interactive map on SEMAP’s farmfresh.org to search for local farm stands, farmer’s markets and places you can go to pick your own pumpkins!

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