Hi, Heather. Yes indeed, so many people seem to be so disconnected from their environment, like my friend years ago who really didn't realize that there are other options for brownies than what comes in a box, and who was preparing a veg-and-dip tray and throwing away her broccoli stems because she had no idea they could be used for anything. One hopes the general consciousness is changing.
I'm kind of hoping for one of the books on edible weeds being given away this week but not because we don't have a number of such books already, beginning with Euell Gibbons's "Stalking the Wild Asparagus" and, most recently, a volume from the local library about edible weeds and such in western Canada. I was going to put together a list here but suspect I'd better get about my chores. The internet is a lovely tool for all of us.