Yesterday I learned how to spot garlic mustard to help remove it from an area during a land conservation day.  It took a while to be able to recognize it amongst a lot of little green plants.  I had an amazing feeling of satisfaction and happiness after a few hours and imagined what it must have been like to grow up finding plants a long time ago.  At another point I felt like I was weeding the forest.  It felt wonderful to give back to this small forest in the company of friends.  Have you ever learned something about yourself or the earth while volunteering that surprised you?

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The dandelion flower opens to greet the morning and closes in the evening.  Every part of the dandelion is useful: root, leaves, flower.  It can be used for food, medicine, and dye for coloring.  Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their yards to make room for dandelions and other useful “weeds” like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.

Provided by For Generations to Come Sanctuary (Source)
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