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Thistle be fun: Weeds you can eat

And natural weed killer recipe if you’re not hungry


Dani Hemmat

The humble, sunny and often maligned dandelion has many uses.

We live in Boulder County, which clearly loves dandelions and eschews herbicides. With the mounting proof of the harmful effects of common herbicides, such as Roundup, I feel lucky to be surrounded by the sweet and furry yellow flowers that pop up in most people’s yards, on highway medians and next to sidewalks.

However, I still see some neighbors with big jugs of herbicide, spraying away anything that’s not part of their garden aesthetic. It’s a free country, and folks are welcome to do as they see fit, even if it means endangering bees, butterflies, our food supply and our overall h...

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