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Grasp the Nettles

Protect yourself from the sting of the wild herbaceous perennial when picking its leaves, but then let it protect you through its valuable nutrients and anti-allergen properties. Kate Munning explores the generous benefits of a plant too many fear.

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Kate Munning manages communications for The Land Conservancy of New Jersey. She is a curious cook, gardener and bon vivant who tends a small but mighty food forest on Schooley’s Mountain and orchestrates farm dinners at The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm. From perilla to pawpaws, she fears no fruit or vegetable.


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