Weed Values

<strong>Weed Values</strong>

Many of our ideas about ‘weeds’ stem from ‘modern’ agribusiness, developed by huge corporations since World War II as an offshoot of new uses for military chemicals. To develop a different view of ‘weeds’ we can relearn about their beneficial uses, known for time immemorial and more recently scientifically investigated. Common weeds of roadside and gardens, which we may also find in bush regeneration (particularly in the early stages after disturbance), often have food or medicinal uses. Weeds can also help you to read the condition of the environment or to aid in its regeneration.

Perhaps the greatest benefit in developing a different view is in centering ourselves in a world in which nature is our friend instead of doing constant battle with her.

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