Before you light up....
History of Weed Appreciation Day:
Weed Appreciation Day was established to remind people that a weed is just a plant growing where you don’t want it to grow. Blackberries are fantastic when you find them growing wild in the forest, but are perhaps less desirable when you find them growing in the middle of your rhododendron bushes. That’s basically the details of what makes a weed a weed, and there are hundreds of ‘weeds’ that are incredibly important in health, science, and culinary uses. After all, dandelion wine isn’t just a pretty name!
For a pretty complete list of edible garden and lawn weeds, TreeHugger.com has a great list.
But since we got you weed fans here, I'll give you a payoff: