Katrina Blair – Powerful Wild Weeds

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edited November 2020 in Home Grown Food Summit 2020

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  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,502 admin

    Very interesting concept, using a homeopathic preparation of the reproductive parts of the weed for weed control. Might have to try this one.

    Very good presentation.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    Hi Everyone, I hope you catch the live interview that I do with Katrina later today.

    I've got a major girl crush going on with Katrina. LOL

  • Karen
    Karen Posts: 14 ✭✭✭

    I really enjoyed listening to your presentation. Wow I have always wondered how to just go for a walk and get the food to live.

    It use to be done. You are very insightful knowing a an early age what your calling was. I plan on buying your book. I would love to eat in the cafe in Durango. I live in So. Dak. I really like what your are all doing. Would be great a to attend a workshop there. Thank you, Karen

  • Linda Bittle
    Linda Bittle Posts: 1,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I love her book! It's on my reference shelf.

  • Marjory Wildcraft
    Marjory Wildcraft Posts: 1,583 admin

    Wow, the live conversation with Katrina has been amazing!

  • Adele
    Adele Posts: 18

    Great conversation! I especially liked the making of the poultice from the weeds, although I don't quite consider comfrey a weed. I've not been able to find plantain here, but I am inspired to plant some -- and mallow as well. We have plenty of thistle. I'm not sure what kind it is; it's very aggressive and very prickly. Now, I want to research it further, and see what I can do with it. As for dandelions, they are rampant here, and I'm experimenting with different recipes. By the way, I have Katrina's book, and it's amazing. The "worst" weeds here are bindweed and knapweed. I have not discovered any good uses for them, and they are hard to eradicate (I never use herbicides).

  • Dana Martin
    Dana Martin Posts: 2 ✭✭✭

    We need a 10 million more Katrina's.😍 She is such an inspiration.

  • cavymomma
    cavymomma Posts: 4 ✭✭✭

    Saw Katrina on Grow Network (?) several years ago. So cool to see her still following her passion and sharing her love and knowledge of 'weeds'!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Posts: 1,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was reading an article in BH&G magazine titled Know Your Weeds and how to get rid of them. It divided it up into categories with examples:

    Annuals – Lamb’s Quarters

    Taprooted – Dandelions

    Rhizomatics – Stinging Nettles

    Toughies – Plantain

    Monsters – Japanese Knotweed

    Out of the five categories I am growing three of them: Dandelions, Stinging Nettles, and Plantain.

    To paraphrase an old saying – One person’s weed is another person’s medicinal herb.