The natural world grows more than 20,000 plants that provide health value to humans, but we ignore all but about twenty! Modern botany has tampered with conventional food, reducing the nutritional content and flavor. Wild plants, on the other hand, still nourish us as they always did.
Let Earth’s Green Gits suggest landscape and gardening concepts that utilize edible plants, cultivated edible plants and traditional vegetables. By integrating plants like hosta, nasturtiums, marigolds, rainbow swiss chard and chickweed, your landscaping will grace both your yard and your table.
Join us for a workshop and learn to identify and prepare edible wild plants like purslane, dock, evening primrose and chicory. You’ll be amazed at how nutritious and tasty “weeds” are!
Besides being delicious, wild plants:
Are well-adapted to our soils and weather
Are more disease resistant
Require less water than domestic plants
Offer superior nutritional values and phyto-nutrient components
Often volunteer to grow
Will always be there during unexpected survival situations.
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, in Fortune of the Republic, 1878