“Every flower’s got a right to be bloomin’” -Michael Franti
The sprouting of bulbs, the chirping of birds, the fog of pesticides –all signs of spring’s arrival. Each year, with the turning of the season, the war on dandelions begins. How is it that this golden flower came to be known as a weed? Do we care so much about how things look that we are willing to spray carcinogenic chemicals on our lawns to make them “pretty?”
One out of every five people will develop cancer in their lifetime. The chemicals used to kill weeds have been proven carcinogenic in countless scientific studies. Is there anything we can do about this?
As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”
Let’s rediscover the virtues of the dandelion.
Have a beautiful spring!