Its spring and garden fever is in the air. In France, sprouted wheat is a symbol of abundance of the upcoming season. Wheat sprouts symbolize the rebirth of nature as spring emerges in the northern hemisphere.
Growing up in New York City didn't prevent me from connecting to Mother Earth, plant life and nutritious foods. When we were five years old my friends and I picked the weeds that grew in between the cracks of the sidewalk and prepared them in a loving and nurturing way for our dolls. We gathered the flowers in one bowl, chopped the stems into another and mixed water with the roots.