Eat your lawn!

We have been talking a lot lately about Permaculture and urban gardening. It must be in the air! The Post Gazette has an interview with¬† Nancy Gift,¬† a “weed scientist” and director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. I’ve never heard the term weed scientist before, have you?Anyway, it appears that Ms. Gift has published a book on the subject of eating your lawn —

“I tolerate a lot of wood sorrel in my yard because it’s one of the greens my kids will eat,” said Ms. Gift, a weed scientist and director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University, where she is also an assistant professor of environmental studies. Wood sorrel’s clover-like leaves add a tart, lemony twist to her salads. Read the article

Of course, all of this is just an evil plot to get rid of all of the knotweed growing on Polish Hill. Don’t tear it up, eat it!