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Take a Walk on the Wild (Edibles) Side

Only four and a half minuets. This is good for both Lissa's and Mark's group.
You don't get much writing from Bob Cannard (appears in last half of video), however there's a few videos around where we can hear his wise words.
Berkeley Food Institute's posting description.... Follow Mark Bittman as he takes a walk on the wild side with two UC Berkeley researchers as they pick and taste edible weeds...

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Comment by Christa on January 9, 2017 at 9:15

Found this good link  where Bob Cannard and Bob Shaffer talk about cover crops in vineyards.  A similar principle in parts, could be used in backyards. 

Comment by Christa on January 9, 2017 at 8:30

Edible weeds really interest me as well Lissa, as they can be give another food source, though I do think the weeds in a pesticide free garden or backyard compared to on the street, would be better unless you were desperate.  Wonder what would happen if we planted our verge with edible weeds, would the council come along and spray it.  

Comment by Lissa on January 9, 2017 at 5:03

Just to remind anyone interested in learning more about edible weeds - check out the group EDIBLE WEEDS which has lists of resources.

Comment by Lissa on January 9, 2017 at 4:59

Did a similar street tour of edible weeds in Sth Brisbane a little time back and it was very interesting.

Personally, I wouldn't be eating the weeds grown where they have been exposed to all those car fumes and lord knows what else, including council spraying.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on January 8, 2017 at 22:55

Saw a great clip on TV about wild harvesting in NYs Central Park.

Comment by CHERYL SLAPP on January 2, 2017 at 8:41

This reminded me I want to learn more about edible weeds - thanks for posting

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