September 12, 2006
Foraging for Fruit
The jam making workshop left me wishing I had a garden or a fruit tree of my very own to harvest fruit from. Some friends of ours in Berkeley have noticed a couple fig trees in their neighborhood that are ripe for the picking, and we have been picking Strawberry Fruits off the trees in here in San Francisco ever since we found out that they are indeed safe to eat! Foraging for fruit in the city is an interesting concept, and of course there is a website (fallenfruit.org) dedicated to it, complete with a manifesto and a map of the public fruit trees in Los Angeles. They have even started concentrating their efforts on the creation of public parks that are filled with fruit trees. So great! I am now on the lookout for a Bay Area map- in the meantime, keep your eyes peeled and let me know if you find any public fruit trees in your neighborhood!