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Urban Foraging: A Beginner's Guide

'd noticed the crabapple trees the week before as I drove past the apartment complex.  The familiar rosy fruit was so laden on these trees, they looked in danger of tearing themselves apart.  I made a mental note of their location and returned a week later with a couple of large buckets.  As I started to pick fruit, I looked for unblemished skins, both ripe and underripe fruit.  I worked quickly, smiling and greeting anyone who walked past.  In a half hour, I’d picked maybe three gallons of fruit, all destined to become crabapple jelly.  Later, I answered an ad on Craigslist offering for someone, ANYONE, to please collect all the black walnuts from a suburban lawn.  I was already plotting how to dry and husk them, dreaming of baked winter goods studded with walnuts.  Even with my efforts, I barely scratch the surface of the possibilities within my hometown city limits.

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