Flowers aren’t just for smelling

Cascadia’s Cornucopia is in full bloom, and hopefully after last week’s introduction to harvesting kale you are munching on kale chips, kale salad, kale-on-a-stick, kale patties, kale and cheese, kale waffles, kale smoothies… Okay, maybe not all of those combinations, but we leave the recipe ideas up to you! We definitely have an abundance to share.

This week, one of our resident gardeners, Adrian Ionescu, is going to introduce you to calendula and chamomile-wild flowers that aren’t just pretty to look at, but also edible and used for healing purposes. Watch the videos below to learn more about the plants, and how to properly remove them from the Cornucopia. Once you’re an expert, we hope you’ll take some home with you and put these flowers on your skin, rather than in a vase! Green Tip(s): Calendula can be combined with other ingredients to make an ointment for burns, minor cuts, and skin regeneration. Recipe coming soon. Also, chamomile can be used to make tea-just steep in hot water and enjoy! 

 

Adrian and Calendula

 

 

Adrian and Chamomile

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