[permaculture] dandelions in permaculture

paul wheaton paul at richsoil.com
Wed Apr 10 13:09:33 EDT 2013


I guess I should have pointed out that this is a new video.


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM, Lawrence London <lfljvenaura at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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
> important
> wild sourced food crops. It looks great in a lawn, field and pasture.
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