Here's a list of reasons, in no particular order, to head out with our scissors and gathering basket:
*connect with nature seasonally
*natural, chemical free
*it's in our blood
*connect with friends - develop new relationships
*the plants are nutrient-dense
*reduce use of fossil fuel
*reduce invasive plants
*retain native species
*utilitarian uses (clothing, tools, shelter)
*encourage organic farmers (harvest their "weeds" for them)
Each is a point to ponder. Rather than spell them out, I'd like you to take a few minutes to let them percolate through your mind - and share your thoughts with us if you want.
I'm betting there are more reasons out there. My number one?
BECAUSE WE CAN!!!