Nov 15, 2019
We have noticed an up-tick in our social media feeds (gosh that is a revealing term) of the use of noxious weeds in bouquets and installations. There have been various rationalizations about their use, including that by "harvesting and using " them, one is controlling their spread. As a result, we thought we should have a conversation with the experts about how we should approach using plants on the controlled noxious species lists in our work. Boy did we learn alot! Bottom line: don't use them! When you do you are adversely impacting your ecosystem, your fellow farmers and ** this was a big one for us** you are actually encouraging increased use of herbicides!
The classification of a plant as noxious or prohibited noxious varies depending on where you are in your province or state. Please, please please talk to your agricultural extension officers or just google noxious weeds for your location. For our listeners in Alberta the following are some great links:
Please note- there are no field notes attached to this week's episode as our amazing audio editor Laura is away and we are kind of lost without her!
Our theme music was composed and performed by Heather's son Callum and audio editing was completed by the uber talented Laura Eccleston.