Save the Food

2015-08-25

purslane

Walking about my neighborhood, I spot food growing everywhere.

Purslane poking up out of the cracks in the pavement, stands of lambs quarters next to a fence, broadleaf plantain among the grass, and even a grove of mugwort stalks.  I often carry a bag for gleaning.

The best times are after it rains and all the plants are washed.  But sometimes, I find a scend of destruction -  dead stems where there was once a live plant. That's particularly common with purslane, because it has the audacity to grow up through the pavement.  Sad.

Category: foraging
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