EDIBLE WEEDS – WILD FOOD identification
Demonstrations at Club Night are focused on using easy to grow plants in ways you might not usually consider, and this Thursday will be no different, because weeds are growing in your landscapes already! It doesn’t get any easier than that!!!
At our September Club Night Heidi Merika spoke about using weeds to make healing balms, tinctures etc. …… Now I’ve been carrying on about eating edible weeds for the past 12 years, and it seems this presentation by Heidi really got you all thinking about respecting weeds, and using them for health and healing.
So this month, I’m going to bring in a range of edible weeds so you can go home confident about which weeds you can include in your daily salads, green smoothies, soups, stews, stir-fry meals etc.
I will only demonstrate weeds that are abundant in our local environment, have good flavour, and are EASY to identify once I show them to you.
These plants include, Sida Retusa, Farmer’s Friends/Cobbler’s Pegs, Pink Shamrock, Nodding Top/ Thickhead, Blue Top/Billygoat Weed, Wandering Jew, Weed Amaranth, Purslane, Swamp Dock, Sheep Sorrel, Emilia, Alehoof, Chickweed, Wild Carrot and Blackberry Nightshade.
Including these weeds into your daily diet will strengthen your immune system, make you feel healthier and more vibrant, lessen pain and inflammation, assist in cell rejuvenation, and promote general well being.
At this Thursday Club Night (17 October), I will show you easy ways to identify each weed. I look forward to seeing you.
(Dee Humphreys – Demonstrations Coordinator)
If you would like to do a demonstration, or if you have a demonstration suggestion, then please email on [email protected]