Marsha Goldberg: Marshmallow Root

A Food that Might Have Prevented the Irish Potato Famine

by BC Farms & Food  -  Permalink
December 8, 2013

One of the benefits of seed saving is a deep knowledge of the plant life of your region. Marsha Goldberg, owner of Eagleridge Seeds on Salt Spring Island, reminds us that even now we only use a small amount of Nature’s bounty. In this video, she talks about the trouble with monoculture, and tells how the herb Marshmallow could have mitigated Ireland’s great potato famine.

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