With arctic air turning America into a giant United Statesicle and most of us reduced to chopping up furniture for heat, it's almost impossible to imagine spring as anything but a cruel fiction. But it will blossom someday, and with those blooms will come all the pollinators we depend upon. Or so we hope.
The thermometer read -15° this morning. And while it might warm up enough today to get us out of negative numbers, there’s snow in the forecast and the first crocus won’t pop up its head for months. Yup, it’s been a tough winter so far, but one way we’ve always coped is by cultivating a little summer with vegetables and herbs in pots. Not only do the “crops” improve our mood on bleak winter days, they also improve the taste of just about everything we eat.
A common winter squash is butternut, but kabocha can be a nice alternative or way to mix up the winter squash cuisine. Kabocha is a beautiful orange or green squash that is firm and savory. It has an orange flesh, and because it holds its form easily, it can be used in a variety of recipes--soups, stews, roasted, baked, etc.
Seventh Generation has asked its fans and supporters to join them in urging Congress to strengthen and pass the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA). But we realize that in order to lend your voice to this effort, you need to know more. This “primer” on toxic chemical reform should give you the facts you need and help you decide where you stand.
The newest edition of Seventh Generation’s Corporate Consciousness Report celebrates the company's 25th anniversary with a reader-friendly look at our recent achievements. You’re invited to review the milestones we’ve passed on our 2020 Roadmap as we move toward an ambitious series of end-of-decade sustainability goals.