I was on the phone recently with my good friend, Raw Vegan Steven,
who is the funniest raw-foodist I know.
We were talking about his future garden in ,
and I mentioned to him that he should buy seeds of wild weeds,
"weeds" like dandelion, purslane, lambs-quarters, and plantain.
I mentioned that he could have so much growing naturally in his yard
that he would never have to replant again,
and he would never run out because wild greens are so strong and prolific.
The best possible tasting and freshest greens you could dream of,
for the cost of a few packets of seeds.
Then the idea came to me. Why stop at just your yard?
Why not replant all public spaces with wild greens?
Parks, vacant lots, anywhere that wouldnt be sprayed by pesticides.
Think about this.
We can become the modern Johnny Appleseeds of the world.
Overgrow the pharmaceutical companies naturally by re-wilding the suburbs,
and the cities as well, especially the cities.
Is it illegal to plant wild edible greens in public spaces?
I wouldn't be surprised if it was.
Nevertheless...I think the idea seed has been planted, if you know what I mean.
All areas could be available to us.
City Parks, open woodlots, even the old neighbor's untended front yard.
And once wild greens are planted, they spread. Just like good ideas.
Do they ever spread. Their life force is SO strong.
That is why these pesticide companies invest so much money
into killing these plants...because they are just so indestructible.
Just imagine if you started eating those (unsprayed) plants on a regular basis.
Embrace nature instead of trying to destroy it. What a concept...
I intend very soon to have my eating habits centered on
wild greens, freshly picked grapes and berries,
and fresh fruits and nuts right off the tree.
And if not right off the tree, then at the local farmer's market.
I will still grow tomatoes and cucumbers and melons,
but I think the essentials will be taken care of with those previously mentioned items.
"One does not accumulate, but eliminate.
It is not daily increase, but daily decrease.
The height of cultivation always leads to simplicity."
Think about it.
The best possible foods you can eat are, in my opinion,
by far the easiest and cheapest to grow.
Wild greens and fruit trees, and I would include hemp (more about this soon)
if the United States was sane enough to let the people plant it.
All of these foods require basically no attention, and give the highest nutrition.
The modern living foods diet still rests on cultivated plants that need man to survive.
They are DOMESTICATED. WEAKLINGS. You are what you eat...no?
And most come from soil which isnt the best possible we could have.
What is more natural? What can we eat to mirror the ancient diet?
What contains the highest sources of minerals and lifeforce?
Can't find wild plants where you live?
Buy the seeds and plant them! The D.I.Y. ethos is in full effect.
Here is what I just ordered from mountainroseherbs.com,
and saw that www.groworganic.com sells the same line of medicinal seeds.
Lemon Balm Seeds
Lambsquarters and Wild Arugula as well now...
I intend to plant them anywhere I can regularly visit and that is not sprayed.
No more waiting in line to buy kale...domestication!
There are no excuses anymore...
we have the knowledge and the resources to grow our own food EVERYWHERE.
We need no personal gardens. Re-create Eden here and NOW! Start planting!