Weeds get a bad rap. In fact, most municipalities pay a pretty penny to remove unwanted, pervasive plants from neighborhood parks. But would they continue to do so if they knew how incredibly delicious and nutritious many 'weeds' can be? We were recently guided by master forager Wildman Steve Brill
through New York's Central Park, where we discovered eight extremely common weeds that are not only delectable, but grow pretty much everywhere. Whether you live in the city or the boonies, you've likely passed by most of these in your neighborhood park, on the side of the road, or right in your backyard
. What makes weeds wonderful is their knack for perseverance and survival, without water, fertilizers or any of the things that most commercial crops need to thrive. Knowing how to find food anywhere is a useful skill - and not only if you happen to get lost in the woods. Scroll down for eight common and delicious weeds you perhaps never realized you could eat.