Dande Lion Block Print

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Dande Lion Block Print

25.00

Product Info: Linoleum block print on cloth or paper (your choice!) approx. 8.5 X 11 in size

>> Prints on cloth are machine washable and can be used as patches, quilt squares or other sewing projects or framed just like a paper print.

About Dandelion:

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) leafs out in early spring - one of the first plants to do so - and provides nutritious food and liver-healing medicine at the end of winter and what was formerly the “hungry month” when winter stores were running low but most of the new spring growth was not out yet. The roots and leaves of dandelion are food and medicine, and the flowers can be used as medicine or to make the old-fashioned, country favorite, dandelion wine. The bead of milk that wells up when you break off the head of the dandelion removes warts when applied topically. (I have seen happen this with my own eyes - pretty amazing.)

Of course many now people hate dandelions and spray them with poison. A friend of mine pointed out that when dandelions are sprayed, the curling that you see is the plant moving (writhing, actually) in response to the pain of the poison it was sprayed with. Herbicides don’t even kill dandelions - the root lives on and the plant grows from it again the next year. The spraying doesn’t kill, only tortures.

So, how can you find unsprayed dandelions to harvest? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to. But where I live, there are plenty of landowners who have swaths of land they do not bother spraying for any reason, and even certain city parks are left more wild and not sprayed. I have talked with park service people and they have told me themselves they just don't have the resources to even bother. 

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