[permaculture] dandelions in permaculture

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 12:39:24 EDT 2013

On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM, paul wheaton <paul at richsoil.com> wrote:

> Sepp Holzer, Toby Hemenway, Owen Hablutzel, Alexia Allen, Jacqueline
> Freeman, Eden Gal, Michael Pilarski and many more.  20 people total.  I
> think Norris Thomlinson said it best that it starts off as a weed, then
> it's a nutrient accumulator so you don't pull it anymore, then it turns out
> also be a food crop, then it turns out to be a major food crop and one of
> the most important things to grow in any garden.
> http://www.permies.com/t/80/712/plants/praise-dandelion#189920
> It is in the chicory family, along with other important food plants, and
is good for people with respiratory ailments. There are commercial cultivars
with greater leaf area that are important crops for market gardeners.
The root has medicinal properties. Group it with greater burdock as
wild sourced food crops. It looks great in a lawn, field and pasture.

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