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The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
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How to forage for wild greens (such as lamb's-quarters, purslane, and amaranth) which can be eaten. Includes recipes.
AMERICANA Mar-Apr 1983 (v.11#1) pg. 57

A look at weeds and other plants that are indicators of soil condition.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1989 (v.73#2) pg. 28

A look at the other side of weeds, those that are edible and what they contribute to the soil.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.75#6) pg. 10

Listen to your weeds. What native plants can tell you about the condition of the soil.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1999 (v.83#4) pg. 120

Weeds can be decorative. How to dry and preserve weeds and use them in decorative arrangements.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #85 Feb 1982 (v.8#1) pg. 27

A look at useful functions of weeds for insect control, as soil improvers and as companion plantings.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1988 (v.32#5) pg. 28

Thirteen common lawn weeds and how to identify them.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1993 (v.37#2) pg. 60

A weed seed collection project for children and tips on what they can learn about the seeds they collect.
FLOWER & GARDEN Oct-Nov 1996 (v.40#5) pg. 41

An illustrated guide to common weeds and suggestions on some that can be eaten.
HARROWSMITH #86 Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#2) pg. 44

Tips on foraging for edible weeds.
KITCHEN GARDEN #17 Oct-Nov 1998 pg. 14

How to gather shoots of pokeweed.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #58 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 23

How to gather milkweed down to use in insulating clothing.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #59 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 104

How to harvest the plant called jewelweed (balsam, snapweed, touch-me-not, or quick-in-the-hand) for use as a wild food delicacy and medicinal plant.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 8

How to harvest nettles and use them as a source of food, fiber, and pharmaceuticals.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #68 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 101

How to harvest chufa for use in foods and beverages.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #69 May-Jun 1981 pg. 93

A guide to common weeds that are edible. Includes suggestions on 11 common edible plants, the parts that are eaten, seasons to pick them and tips on where to find them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #98 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 118

Good Weeds. A look at what benefits weeds provide and what they indicate about the soil.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #106 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 70

A look at the common stinging nettle (urtica dioica) and how to use it as a vegetable, as livestock feed, and to add high nitrogen content to a compost heap.
ORGANIC GARDENING Aug 1977 (v.24#8) pg. 65

Weeds build garden soil. How a Maine gardener learned to use weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1980 (v.27#5) pg. 60

Selective weeding. How to identify and cultivate "good" weeds that hold moisture, don't compete seriously with crops, and crowd out more troublesome weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1989 (v.36#2) pg. 79

Eat your weeds. A guide to edible weeds.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1993 (v.40#6) pg. 31

Using weeds as indicators of soil quality. How to use that information to either plant garden crops that will thrive in the same conditions as the weeds or to amend the soil to change the conditions.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 30

Four ways to put weeds to constructive use. (1) As cover crops. (2) As attractants to beneficial bugs. (3) As companion plants. (4) As food.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jul-Aug 1994 (v.41#6) pg. 34

Weeds you eat. A guide to chickweed, dandelion, yellow dock, Mexican bamboo, stinging nettle, wild garlic, garlic mustard, wild mustards and violets.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1996 (v.43#9) pg. 39