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A walk in the woods is like taking a trip to the pharmacy for Doug Schmoll, who shows some of the wild plants that will be featured Saturday during an herb walk at Timberlake Orchard in northern Kandiyohi County. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Herb walk showcases edible weeds


When Doug Schmoll walks into his 74-acre woods and grassy meadow, he doesn't curse the stinging nettles that bite his hand, the cleavers that cling like velcro to his clothing or the yellow sea of dandelions. He glows.

That's because Schmoll doesn't see weeds: he sees plants that are edible, nutritious and a source for homemade tinctures, teas and salves that benefit the body.

He claims nearly every "weed" is edible and has nutritional value.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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