Wild mustard beyond a condiment: Use it to make paper, ink, fertilizer

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Pick that wild mustard to make paper, ink, and fertilizer. Photo by Shutterstock.

Master gardener Alyssa Kahn asserts that wild mustard has a complicated history of how it made its way to California, threatening biodiversity and inhibiting seed germination of native plants. When it dries out of season, it becomes tinder for wildfires. Khan and Nadine Allan created a free, online zine with tips on putting it to use at home beyond a condiment.

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