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How to Enjoy a Free, Movable Feast of Weeds

Weeds have been given a bad reputation, but they are a spectacular movable feast. By weeds, I am not referring to pot, but the regular herbaceous plants that grow everywhere, where no one planted them... your aunt's backyard, by the sidewalk, parking lots, park, etc. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, weeds are plants that are not valued for their use, or beauty. Plants that grow wild and strong. So wild and strong that they can take over the growth of what some call 'superior vegetation' -- meaning those you buy at garden stores and supermarkets.

There are many weeds that are edible, and many of them taste really good! We are rarely informed about this because being able to get stuff for FREE is bad for capitalism. Freedom from capitalism begins when we diminish our reliance on it.

Free Grindz is an edible weed information center / weed seed distribution station that focuses on three of the most common plants in the world -- amaranth, dandelion, and purslane -- which are most often known as weeds in North America.

Designed as a shipping crate and made (almost) entirely out of found material, Free Grindz unfolds into the exhibition itself. Participants can learn how to identify the plants, where to find and prepare them as food, and make their own recipe books using rubber stamps and recycled paper.

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