For our final meeting of the year hosting we welcomed Deb Duchon who spoke about “Forgotten Foods in your Yard“. Deb explained that many of the plants that are now considered “weeds” are actually tasty and nutritious foods that have been forgotten over time. She focused in on five edible “weeds” – dandelions, chickweed, acorns, sourgrass (oxalis) and wild garlic/onions. It was a truly educational program which we all enjoyed.
An MGEV from DeKalb County, Deb is a nutritional anthropologist and ethnobotanist, currently retired, who speaks and lectures nationally and has appeared on Food Network’s “Good Eats”.