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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds


Follow the author as she collects edible weeds.

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

By Katrina Blair
Foreword by Sandor Ellix Katz
Chelsea Green
2014

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival.

When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes.

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How Donald Trump Could Weed Out Your New York Community Garden


The William A. Harris community garden in Harlem is one of hundreds that could be affected by the loss of federal funds called for by the Trump administration.
(Clarisa Diaz, WNYC)

GreenThumb gets 43 percent of its funding from federal Community Development Block Grants, the very funds the Trump administration wants to zero out in its latest budget.

By Janet Babin
WNYC News
Mar 30, 2017

Excerpt:

The Trump administration could decide how green New York City’s future is.

More than 500 community gardens in the five boroughs rely on a program called GreenThumb. It was started in the 1970s after a financial crisis left many public gardens abandoned and bereft of funding.

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Sudbury, Ontario: Community gardens are about way more than growing food

The number of gardens has exploded. In just three years, the number surpassed 20 active sites

By Hugh Kruzel
Sudbury.com
Mar 25, 2017

Excerpt:

Fortunate for the Sudbury Community Garden Network, a guiding hand plus knowledgeable players (farmers, biologists, veterans of other cities and gardens), community input and support by city staff and local industry exists, and they all willingly collaborate.

The Sudbury Public Library Main Branch now houses a seed collection, including saved heritage/heirloom and locally successful varieties. Seeds are available to all citizens.

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Nevada Senate Bill 429: Community gardens could grow in blighted Nevada neighborhoods

Summary — Establishes provisions relating to urban agriculture.

By Sandra Chereb
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Mar 25, 2017
(Must see. Mike)

CARSON CITY — Community gardens could sprout in blighted urban areas under a bill introduced Friday in the Nevada Senate.

Senate Bill 429 authorizes local governments to enact ordinances setting terms and conditions for using vacant or blighted land owned by a city or country for the purpose of community gardening.

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