Well, there’s a very good reason why weeds should be shown a little more love. There are certain species of weeds that are even more nutritionally dense than the vegetables growing beside them. Is it possible this entire time we’ve been pulling out not just weeds but instead nutritious plants with medicinal properties?Kate Wall is a gardening professional with a background in environmental science. Kate’s passion for gardening and edible weeds is evident through her appearances on Gardening Australia, ABC News and in her writing. In Kate’s garden, you’ll find 25 different species of weeds, all edible and all nutritionally dense.At Endeavour College, students learn the importance of sustainability within herbal medicine. We also use edible weeds to highlight the importance of understanding the basics of botany for accurate identification. As part of our commitment to student learning, Endeavour was joined by Kate Wall in a free and interactive workshop to discuss the nutritional benefits of consuming weeds.Tanya Morris, Senior Lecturer Naturopathy at Endeavour says, “Students are always excited to learn that those weeds within their gardens and lawns are not only edible and/or medicinal but also free! There is a recognition of the tradition behind modern phytotherapy that occurs when students realise what is all around them can help them and others. There is a healthy pride that comes from a sense of self-reliance with healing that is ignited in this topic."Within Western Herbal Botany and Manufacturing, students learn the materia medica of medicinal weeds (plants in the wrong place) and begin to understand the enormity of plant resources available all around them. They learn how to prepare plant medicines by considering the most appropriate way to obtain and absorb the healing constituents within the plants.