By Andrea Lucy, Experiential Learning Program Lead
The farm is bursting with growth and food right now, but when visitors look around they tell me all they see is weeds.
What is a weed? It’s a plant…just in the wrong place at the wrong time. On the farm, we spend a lot of time pulling out these weeds because they crowd out our tenderly loved and cared-for crops. Weeds compete with our veggies for space, sunlight, nutrients, and water we were hoping would make our kale big and leafy and carrots long and sweet. But amongst the weeds, there is food and medicine, flowers for pollinators, and homes for critters. Do you think weeds are friends or foes?
Forage for edible weeds
Make a Transect Map
Wanted Weed Poster
Rainbow Rolls and more recipes!
Do you think a weed is always a weed? What do you do with weeds?