Monday, March 9, 2009

Herbal Roots for March: Chickweed

In this month's edition of Herbal Roots, kids are learning about chickweed.

Chickweed is a great starter herb to learn about. It's taste is mild and pleasant when eaten raw (similar to spinach), it is very nutritious, makes a delicious tea and a great addition to salads, soups and anywhere else you'd use spinach and medicinally, it is great for treating all sorts of skin ailments, including itching, stings and cuts.

Occasionally on the daily activities calendar page, I create contests and challenges for the kids to participate in. This week, kids have an opportunity to win next month's copy of Herbal Roots for free. All they have to do is write a poem about chickweed and post it in the comments of this post. All poems must be posted by Monday, March 16, 2009. On Tuesday, March 17, 2009, I'll put all the names into a drawing and select one and announce the winner.

Good luck kids! Let's hear your poems!

If you haven't purchased a copy of this month's Herbal Roots, you can still do so right here!


JoyceAnn said...

Chickweed ~ Starweed

What a weed we need ,
You feed me , quench my thrist ,
and heal me .......

A Beautiful weed , we need , Indeed !!

Curious Jake (JoyceAnn's Grandson)

comfrey cottages said...

this is lily's, age 3 ,"poem"

cute little chickweed
your look like a little star
and my love you. lol isn't she a hoot? she also said little chickweed can help my eye (she had a little eye wound at the time so picked up on that tidbit quickly!)
please don't enter this in the contest hon. not a poem just a share to let you know that we are enjoying the herbal roots so very much and we thank you! hugs to you from leslie and lily :)

tansy said...

meadow's post from last month:

I wrote two poems about chickweed;
chickweed, chickweed,
how does it taste to you?
it is great to me,
chickweed, chickweed,
kinda crunchy,
what do you think of it, good,bad?
eat it, rabbits do,
eat it, humans do,
do you like chickweed?
that was a acrostic poem
Chick grows on the ground,
chickweed grows all around,
everywhere it's found
that was a Haiku

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