Screenshot from Animal Crossing. The author's character stands holding an axe surrounded by flowers and spring "weeds"

The Real-Life Useful Plants Behind the Weeds in Animal Crossing New Horizons

by Kate McGowan, Educator   If you’re somehow not familiar with the cultural phenomenon that is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the premise is simple: your character is brought to an uninhabited island and can transform it into an island paradise of your choosing in real-time. The island itself is filled with natural resources you can…