Check out today's Heritage in Schools tutorial from the Heritage Council presented by Heritage in Schools Specialist Mary Wallace.
Mary gives us an introduction to wild garlic as a native Irish herb that has been eaten in Ireland for thousands of years and finishes with a recipe for a delicious pesto.
Some Wild Garlic facts:
It is used traditionally throughout Europe as a spring tonic due to its blood-purifying properties.
The leaves were once boiled and the resulting liquid used as a disinfectant.
Its smell is said to repel cats.
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