Don't let all the fruit ripening around the East Bay go to waste.
The thought of foraging on a roadside has an ‘ick’ factor, but that’s a mindset that can be changed say these two modern-day hunter-gatherers.
Berkeley resident Cristian Ionescu-Zanetti has created an online resource for urban foragers, and believes our city is the perfect place to take advantage of it. Here he explains how he came up with the idea for the mapping tool, and why you should never, ever need to buy lemons or rosemary in a store again.
Driving around North Berkeley with Natasha Boissier is an educational experience. Where others see a quiet residential area she sees streets lined with potential pickings and delights when she spots prospective bounty or familiar fruit.