Today’s episode will be the first of a two-part series, exploring the politics and current state and culture of “professional” urban foraging. Mallory O’Donnell works for a landscaping company by day, while (like many other “professional” urban foragers) documenting various foraging and harvesting projects utilizing local weeds, fruits, and plants by night. Why this popular desire to “return to our roots” in understanding where our food comes from? How are present and aspiring-“pro foragers” working to make this an economically viable and environmentally sustainable (and respectful) business? And lastly, but most importantly – if our lands are being over-run with so-called “invasive” weeds, can food, truly, be free for all?
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