Defining weeds

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"I don't know the technical name for these weeds that have little powderball heads and blow away to propagate another. " Photo by Nellring CC BY


A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The objective of this activity is to appreciate that there are many definitions and ways of looking at weeds.


  1. Browse the library of resources provided (and any other resources you think are relevant) and make notes on definitions and appreciation of weeds.
  2. Research as wide a range of definitions and uses for weeds as possible.
  3. Write a short paragraph that captures the range of definitions that you think are useful or interesting, include references or links to resources you used.
  4. Feel free to add any resources that you found to the library of resources
  5. Send your paragraph to your learning facilitator

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