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Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Dandelions: They're the gateway weed

Learn about growing and harvesting your own food

  • Binda Colebrook

    Binda Colebrook

Two regional Pacific Northwest experts will be speaking at the Everett Public Library, bringing new ideas to people interested in growing and harvesting food.
Both focus on the importance of sustainable agriculture, and finding food locally.
Melany Vorass harvests food from her Seattle back yard. She started harvesting weeds for food because she was cheap and lazy, she said.
Then she got hooked on the taste of the plants and their high nutritional value.
Dandelions are the gateway weed, Vorass said.
They're abundant and tasty. But many other weeds are edible as well, including cat's ear, plantain and nipplewort.
She'll discuss urban foraging in a talk scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday.
Northwest gardening legend Binda Colebrook rarely speaks outside of Bellingham, but she's making the trip to Everett.
She wrote what many consider to be the winter gardening bible, "Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest."
Colebrook plans to discuss winter gardening, but also the importance of local food and self-sufficiency.
Colebrook's talk is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 16.
Both events are free. The Everett Public Library is at 2702 Hoyt Ave.
For more information, go to www.epls.org or call 425-257-8000.
Herald staff
Story tags » GardeningLocal FoodEverett Library

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