WEED VALUE
          At PUBLIC PICNIC. 2007

Double sided poster. Put up at the fence around the areaand handed out throughout the event.

The Danish landscape has its own resources and its own invaluable gene bank. With
their original DNA they grow in deserted buildings and places in the city, in our back-
yards and back gardens and breed as long as we have the thoughtfulness to take care
of and preserve the few spaces where they can actually grow.
These so-called relict plants (left-over from former plant communities preserved in
small climatic pockets, where niche conditions make their survival possible) are spon-
taneous descendants of utility plants in many generations from the early Middle Age:
Gul Burre, Katost, Kongelys, Bulmeurten and Gederams, Skarntyde, Vejbred, Saebeurt
and Skvaderkale.
They are all amongst the 270 living and registered species imported to the country
because the population needed them, some of them as medicinal plants, others as
food or herbs. 70 of these species are seriously threatened by extermination.
They are about to be banished by city renewal projects, pearl gravel and herbicide. 
Mechanical lawn mowers thrash these plants of great ethno botanical value down to
its roots.
Many of these grow around Tikøbsgade. As such this area hold a long list of unique
resources very usable as ingredients in cooking.
I put up yellow signs in the area marking where they grow. The signs contain a list of
recipes for dishes in which they are useful.

Signs with info on the different located plants and with a recipe for how to use the plants in food or as
medicine. Put up in the area Tikøbsgade

Double sided poster. Put up at the fence around the area.

Download poster and recipes (Pdf)

Tikøbsgade, Outer Nørrebro . Copenhagen. DK
Curated by Nis Rømer

Signs and posters with recipes put up in the area.

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