Two snippets from Food Fight from Melbourne community radio.
Produced by Adam Grubb, with Eleven in the studio.
Might 'weeds' in fact be an untapped or unappreciated resource? These two interviews take on different aspects of this question - both lead us towards the conclusion that we might become more self-reliant, and less ecologically destructive, if we can learn to work with, rather than against, 'weeds'.
In part 1 natural medicine practioner Pat Collins talks about edible and medicinally valuable common garden weeds.
In part 2 permaculture co-originator David Holmgren takes a fresh approach to the issue of environmental purity, arguing out that many plants labeled weeds can provide valuable ecological services.
For more on Pat see:
For more from David see: