Eating Wild: Food From Your Own Backyard

This method and backyard food production is the way to save our planet!!!

Kentucky Rambler

For this report, my husband and I traveled just a few miles from home.  We went to a free seminar recently in Mt Vernon, Kentucky, titled Eating Wild, presented by ASPI (Appalachia – Science in the Public Interest.) The approximately  twenty people in attendance learned about many common edible plants that grow in Southeast Kentucky and were treated to some very tasty recipes containing these plants.

You may not think of weeds as a food source, but our ancestors survived on these “weeds” until only a few generations ago.  Back in the days when folks valued good nutrition above a manicured lawn, these weeds were common table fare.  I have fond memories of collecting “greens” from the yard with my grandmother.

When you weigh the dozens of varieties of edible weeds against the very limited variety of vegetables in grocery stores, and consider that those vegetables were hybridized to…

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