Vegans of Color

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Foraging in my neighborhood: is it a privilege? July 20, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Amie "Breeze" Harper @ 9:26 am

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I like to forage while I walk from home to get the kids from nursery school. I push them back up the hill in our double stroller and it takes 80-90 minutes. On the way, we eat herbs and fruit that grow every where. Plums, Meyer lemons, figs, blackberries, rosemary, and lemon verbena to name a few.

Yesterday I passed by a beautiful bush with clear purple berries. See photo above. Do you know what it is?

Is foraging a privilege or not? I feel like it is for me, for the most part. I live in North Berkeley. Most people who have a house here can afford a little land and have it landscaped professionally. For the renters of apartments and homes, the landlords do the same to the land. They have edible plants planted, but it seems more aesthetic than to eat for these residents. Why do I…

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3 Responses to “Foraging in my neighborhood: is it a privilege?”

  1. mamazaha Says:

    This looks a lot like pokeberries although the shape of the leaves is unfamiliar to me.


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