So why do weeds have such a bad reputation?

Thistles from Pixabay

Ever traveled and noticed an unkept property? Or watch your dad complain about the crab grass? What if I told you, that weeds aren’t as terrible as we’ve been conditioned to think?

Mainstream brands have benefited from teaching us to kill weeds. But, I’ve joined my long-time friend and mentor, Katrina Blair, to teach people that it’s best to love weeds.

“A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

When we met up in the wild mountains of Colorado this past summer, we even learned how to harvest wild acorns for flour for bread, pancakes, pastries, cookies and even pasta. Gosh, imagine all those acorns you’ve walked on while out with your dog or kids… That’s food

When you know how to survive and even thrive on weeds, you can fully appreciate that:

All true wealth comes from the ground

Here are my top weeds:

  1. Seaweed for gray hair reversal
  2. Thistles for liver function
  3. Dandelion for detoxing the body
  4. Wild Lettuce for pain relief

It only takes 13 wild weeds to obtain food security just about anywhere on the planet .There are so many more, but definitely look into weeds’ benefits before throwing them out.

Disclaimer: no ecosystems were harmed in this adventure.

My name is Marjory Wildcraft and I am the founder and CEO of The Grow Network. We are the online home of a global community of people who produce their own food and medicine. “Home grown food on every table” is our catalyzing statement. I’ve been featured by National Geographic as an expert in sustainable living, I’ve hosted Mother Earth News’ online Homesteading Summit, and I’ve been honored in Reuters “Food Sustainability Media” awards. I grow half of my own food and most of my own medicine.

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I’m Marjory Wildcraft, the founder of The Grow Network, an online community of 450,000 people who are stopping the destruction of the Earth via home grown food.