While gardening with our Little One this week, I was struck by the absurdity of my teaching “spray the pesticide on just the weeds”.
Children using pesticides, sounds totally irresponsible for a parent to ordain. Right??
No sooner than the words left my mouth, I immediately sensed the need to verbalise an explaintation.
There is no need to stress, as the ‘pesticide’ was an organic, home made recipe – totally safe for little ones to give a helping hand.
One a side note, according to biology, a weed is just a plant that someone doesn’t want. It is quite possible for one person’s weed to be another’s valued plant.
Also according to permaculture, a weed is just a plant we have yet to find a meaningful use for – our knowledge being the problem and not the weed.
This week I was killing my weeds organically and environmentally responsibly. Tomorrow I might be actually growing weeds or at least allowing them to live, for a greater purpose.