Check out the article by John Manley with a quote from Donna in the Irish News about how undervalued the Dandelion is.
“According to Donna Rainey, the Co Derry eco-activist whose ‘Don’t Mow – Let it Grow’ initiative was featured in this column last June, the diminutive dandelion is a vital part of our fragile eco system.
“Dandelions are absolutely crucial for pollinators,especially newly emerged queen bumblebees and solitary bees – they are unbeatable,” she says.
“They are in a category of their own – they are edible and have many herbal uses. It’s time to turn the tide of vilification that has plagued the poor dandelion for years.”