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Leda Meredith on The Martha Stewart Show 4 Replies

Started by Carolyn Gilles. Last reply by Liz Dec 15, 2008.

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Comment by Judy Harper on June 16, 2009 at 2:30pm
Urban Foraging for this Saturday is SOLD OUT!
Please register now for our next event on August 15th.
Comment by Judy Harper on May 27, 2009 at 6:59pm
Comment by Judy Harper on May 27, 2009 at 8:50am
It's Salad Days for Weeds
from The Wall Street Journal May 27, 2009

On a recent Saturday, Washington, D.C., interior designer Morrigan Green stopped at a produce stand and picked up some dandelion greens. $9 a pound? No problem. Says Mr. Green: "These are as good a yuppie green as you can get."

Gardeners have long waged war against weeds but one organic weed expert cultivates them as a new form of delicacy. Anne-Marie Chaker reports.
As suburban homeowners commence their annual battle against weeds, more people are paying top dollar to eat them. The dandelion -- perhaps the most common weed of them all -- is seeing a huge surge in sales at grocery stores. Other long-scorned greens making the leap to the dinner table include purslane, lamb's quarters and stinging nettles, a skin-irritating plant that can be eaten safely after boiling. Read More.
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on February 19, 2009 at 7:38pm
I'm not gonna lie...I convinced my boyfriend to go along with this last spring. We did the vermicomposting for a few months, but it didn't work out too well for us. I happily gave the "condo" to a friend of mine recently to see what she could do with it. I wish the best of luck to anyone who tries it. Maybe I'll get the courage to do indoor composting again, but for now, I'm sticking with the outdoor kind :)
Comment by Liz on February 19, 2009 at 7:34pm
Yeah, I'll break him down eventually! I sold him on the Nature Mill, but then I read a bunch of bad reviews.
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on February 19, 2009 at 7:28pm
Boyfriends schmoyfriends. :)
Comment by Liz on February 19, 2009 at 7:26pm
I just read that article. If only my boyfriend wouldn't mind a few hundred squirmy roommates, I'd be into vermicomposting!
Comment by Carolyn Gilles on February 19, 2009 at 4:58pm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/19/garden/19worms.html?_r=1
Comment by Liz on January 13, 2009 at 1:35pm
That's a great idea! I don't have a yard either and would love to know what you find out.
Comment by Peter on January 13, 2009 at 10:56am
Hi all. I love the idea of urban foraging, but I want to try urban agriculture this spring and summer. I'm sure there are community gardens around, but I was thinking about asking some neighbor to let me use part of her yard to grow vegetables. (I don't have a yard.) Does anyone have experience doing/negotiating such a thing? I'm in Ditmas/Midwood area.
 

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