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Weeds are good

(article, Culinate staff)

Op-ed contributor Robert Wright recently described his front yard for the New York Times as a weed haven. The self-dubbed "Dandelion King" decided, in the interests of laziness and eco-happiness, to ditch the power mower, the herbicides, and the hours spent on bended knee, pulling weeds. 

"Next time you see a yardful of sprouting dandelions, note that they look remarkably like things we call 'flowers,'" Wright notes. Maybe next time, too, he'll realize (a) that dandelions are edible and (b) that his entire front yard could be transformed from a weedy lot (Wright worries about his disheveled yard lowering his neighbors' property values) into a tidy plot of fruit-and-veg beds. Calling Fritz Haeg, anyone?