June 20, 2008

Urban Edibles

This was sent to me by my great, eco-conscience mother-in-law. Urban Edibles is a website devoted to sharing natural food sources like nut and fruit trees, berry patches and wild herbs with the community of Portland, OR. The site is made up of user-contributed sources, so you can submit plants that you've found or own, with harvesting tips or other details. Just remember to get permission before picking fruit on someone else's property!

The database aims to bring the community together by encouraging food foragers to converse with property owners, ultimately making use of the natural resources in our own neigborhoods. You can search by category for a specific plant, or using the Google map on the site, so it's easy to plan a trip even if you don't know the area that well. I can't wait to go on my first fruit-scouting mission!



Ben June 26, 2008 at 2:28 PM  

OMG, AWESOME. Wish they had that in Framingham, MA. They don't right?

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