Save the Food
2015-08-25Walking 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.