Weeds we Eat

Last week we learned to read our landscape in different ways. Walking the grounds to identify edible weeds.

mallow

At first it was ‘hmm do i eat that?’ so I led by example and tasted from each edible weed. Everyone followed suite. We harvested mallow, dandelion, plantain, wild lettuce and added thyme, cilantro, sugar snap peas and pear for good measure. Tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt it was a delicious first for the students and teachers alike.

plantain

wild lettuce

Later the children read out their impressions of this unusual activity recorded in their garden journals.

Tahereh Sheerazie
Garden Ranger

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