Monday, April 18, 2011

There's some good eatin' out there...

Before the spring garden greens are up Nature offers an array of wild greens that give us just what we need to renew our bodies from a long winter. We've been eating the wild weeds for some weeks now and it is amazing how these strong and nourishing plants really enliven you. I'll be talking about the about plants and more in my Herbal Tonics class on May 21st.

There is a lot of concern about radiation lately and one of the best ways to protect yourself is to alkalize your body and boost your immune system. All dark leafy green are excellent for this, but the wild greens are even better. Get to know your weeds and add them to your diet! For a great article on protecting yourself from radiation go here.

Happy spring foraging.


  1. We've eaten dandelions for the first time and I've also made dandelion juice this week. We'd love to try to make something with nettles.

    Thanks for the info.

  2. I have been wondering about that lately...all the no longer negligible information about radiation are saying not to eat leafy greens, especially after the rain. So ... what about foraging? Or should we be growing all of these things that we can INSIDE for awhile? And my garden. With all the leafy greens. In the rain.

  3. Oh, I see, even that link recommends to cover the garden. Hard in permaculture! :)