Dangerous Compassions

tree collard

We were at a farmers market and a guy was selling plants.  One of his plants was separate from the others.  It looked like a tree collard.

“Is that a tree collard?” we asked.

He said yes and explained what a tree collard is and how big it would get and how to propagate them.

It was five bucks.  We took it.

This morning, Ming planted it in Mom’s backyard.  We hope to harvest lotsa tasty greens soon soon soon.

Lots of mint grows in Mom’s backyard by the side of the house where we planted some mint long ago.  I picked some this morning and made some delicious tea.

Yesterday I bought a permaculture magazine at Whole Foods.  It has stuff about edible lichen.  That sealed the deal.  Nine dollars.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

2 replies on “tree collard”

I can't wait to hear more about the tree collard. Will it live? Will it die? Will it grow lots of tasty leaves? Will bugs eat it before Mom gets her share.

I would like to meet your mom someday.

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