Omer Learning: Day 18: Improving our Environment

The Count

Tonight we count the following day of the Omer:

Today is 18 days, which is 2 weeks and 4 days of the Omer

See: The blessings and procedure for counting the Omer.

Today’s Learning

The topic of today’s learning is Improving our Environment. It was contributed by Ben.

In the Shemitah year we’re told we can eat produce that grows wild. We can embrace this idea and potentially remove harmful invasive species by searching out wild edible plants.

If you’re new to this, searching out wild edibles may seem daunting, but it’s worth it. Here’s two of my favorites to track down:

Pawpaws – these are the largest edible fruit indigenous to the United States. They are super tasty, and grow right in our back yard. These are native, so cultivating them helps our environment.

Garlic Mustard – this is is an easy to find ‘weed’ that makes for a great salad add-on and is the perfect bitter herb for Passover. It’s invasive, so every plant you eat is one less plant harming the environment.

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