Wild Weeds: The Uses & Adventures of the Maligned Plant



Description

Every weed has a valuable use, often edible, sometimes medicinal, and an exciting story attached. Which weed beat the big pesticide companies at their own game? Which weed travelled the world in dead animals before ending up in your back garden? Which weed plant was at the center of an international conspiracy and also happens to inhabit the Inner West?

Learn the answers to these questions and more with Bryn, a qualified Horticulturalist and local community gardener. We will set out on a walking tour of local weed plants, see how to identify them, and find out their unexpected stories as they journeyed into and around Australia.

Take home notes on identification and uses of various weeds. Bring a hat and comfortable shoes. Price is $25 per person for 1.5 – 2 hour event.

Meet at Backyard Network on Saturday 29th October at 12noon.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 1.5 - 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • Every weed has a valuable use, often edible, sometimes medicinal, and an exciting story attached.
  • Weed that beat the big pesticide companies at their own game.
  • Weed that travelled the world in dead animals before ending up in your back garden
What you will get
  • Take home notes on identification and uses of various weeds.

What to bring
  • Bring a hat and comfortable shoes.
What to wear

Casual (Warning: It might get messy)


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Backyard Network

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Backyard Network is a synergetic enterprise. It functions by channelling the products and side effects of one activity into each of the others. For example, wood scraps and sawdust produced in carpentry are composted along with food scraps from the local community; chickens scratch and manure the scraps, producing eggs and rich, dark compost which are made available to the public and used to grow plants onsite.

The space is also a second-hand resource centre in which you can drop off things you no longer need and pick up things you do. It is also available as a community-building event venue, hosting a range of events, films and gatherings focused on generating healthy gardens and ecologies, fostering creativity, growing community, and developing your capacity to care for living things. 

We live in an abundant world. We may not necessarily be abundant in the things we need; but if we are producing lots of something in particular – a plant, healthy produce, a resource like glass or wood, we can share them around in exchange for things we do need, and everyone’s lives increase in quality as a result.

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