How to Celebrate
The idea behind Weed Appreciation Day is not what some of you are thinking… it is for appreciation of a plant that grows in an area where it is not wanted. Weeds are the black sheep of plants and flowers. What makes a plant a weed? Nothing in particular. It is completely objective. Some consider them a nuisance, some use chemicals to kill them off for a “perfect” looking garden and others take this day to honor them. Who’s to say you can’t have a garden of dandelions and clover?
To honor this day we are featuring an internationally sold can made in Thailand by the Foco Company in 1989 – Pennywort Drink. I have no idea what it tastes like but from YouTube video research it looks like dirty greenish brown fish tank water.
The Pennywort is considered a weed because it grows rapidly and spreads easily. It has many varieties that grow on land (Lawn Pennywort) or in water (Floating Pennywort). On top of that it claims to have many health benefits, including “maintaining youthfulness, purifying the blood, curing nervous conditions, improving eyesight and memory, and relieving arthritis pain.” Now that’s a lot to appreciate!
Happy Weed Appreciation Day (3/28)!
Photo used by permission of CanMuseum.com