Friday, March 30, 2012

How many wild edibles can you count till?

A few days ago when the sun was out and the day was hot, we were working in the garden, cleaning and getting ready for spring & summer days... when i spotted two beautiful dandelions!! in march? just so exciting!

Wild edibles are a wonderful source of nutrition because they have 'survived' and been nourished by the elements, but most important of all, they have not been altered by man. They have longer roots which allow them to have high mineral content. They are full of nutrients that our bodies are ready to assimilate. So watch your lawns and gardens... invite them in, juice them, smoothie them, chop them into your salads and enjoy them! Your bodies will thank you.

Sergei Boutenko is a wonderful resource for information on wild edibles and green smoothies. He compiled the following information.. take your time, name them, realize the power advertising has had on our lives and how disconnected we have become from nature and the source of our sustainability.

ANSWER KEY: 1. Twitter, 2. Facebook, 3. Myspace, 4. Nike, 5. Apple Computers, 6. McDonald’s, 7. Mercedes Benz, 8. Lacoste a. Oak Leaf, b. Fir Needles, c. Wood Sorrel, d. Grape Leaf, e. Maple Seedling, f. Doug Fir Cone, g. Fir Tree, h. Aspen Leaf, i. Maple Leaf

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have yet been discovered.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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