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Don’t Trash Your Treats! Pumpkins Make Good Eats

By , October 31, 2009

Halloween is almost past, as is its quintessential symbol, the Jack-o-lantern. On November 1st, the sun will rise on streets filled with shattered pumpkins. More of the now-useless decorations festoon garbage cans in neighborhoods across the nation. For one brief night, or at best a week, the Jack-o-lantern holds court, then is quickly cast aside.

This is sad. Pumpkins are an important food source, and a pumpkin carved into a Jack-o-lantern is the first of many possible uses. Continue reading 'Don’t Trash Your Treats! Pumpkins Make Good Eats'»

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