Wild Edible Weeds

Part of living off the grid and getting back to a more natural way of life is learning to walk into nature and see every plant, useful, as a medicine or a food…At Dogwood Homestead, we mean to do just that daily…and we do 🙂

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Compiled by Yolanda Bertaud

Just a small list of wild edible weeds that we may encounter in our everyday environment without ever knowing the benefits and nutrition these wonderful plants provide. Please keep in mind to never second guess on what you forage, please further educate yourself on more details on each plant properties, identification, and edible parts, etc.  Never harvest planets near roadsides, polluted waters/areas.

The Wild Green Garden aka Edible Weeds at my friends house and Guerrilla Seeding

alfalfaAlfalfa (Lucerne) Medicago sativa

Edible parts: Leaves and young shoots can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves can also be dried for tea good for stimulating your appetite or used in soups. Very nutritional food but must be used in moderation, can trigger attacks in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. The seed are known to be used as a sprouted seeds which is added to salads, sandwiches, smoothies, raw food recipes, soups, or eaten as is. Alfalfa…

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