Sunday, March 08, 2009

Nurture the Natives – Eat the Invasives!

I've been searching for a good catch phrase lately. The title of this post is one I've considered. Since spring is on it's way (I know it is! I can feel it! So what if there's a winter weather warning today?) I've been gearing up for some foraging to take place as things begin to sprout.

One think I found was that some invasive species (Japanese knotweed and garlic mustard for instance) are edible! Heck, even dandelion greens have appeared in fancy salads lately, their roots can be made into a drink and their flowers can be made into wine. What a great way to get rid of weeds!

I've also been a proponent of eating invasive fish such as carp. Round where I live, people smoke 'em!

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