I spent a few days at O.U.R Eco village this week. My first day there I helped weed the garden. I haven’t really been around a garden since childhood and I forget how much work they can be. The patch I was working on with another volunteer had been neglected; it was overrun with weeds and the vegetables that had been planted were getting choked out.
There were some weeds which were obvious intruders in the garden and there were other weeds that were more difficult to identify because they were so robust they almost seemed to be planted intentionally. The more obvious weeds had shallow roots and came out easily, while the others were deeply rooted in the soil. [Read more…]