Monthly Archives: April 2008
Fennel, Rosemary and Edible Weeds
Photos clockwise from top left image: 1) Dandelion green, a common pervasive, edible weed2) Sow thistle, another edible weed common to Bay Area neighborhoods3) Fennel, a perennial herb, which has […]
Fruit to Look Forward To
This afternoon I took a bike ride through my sunny ex-neighborhood so that I could check up on the spring fruit. Here is what I gleaned: Unripe apricots in the […]
Last Friday, I went to Japantown and found this lovely fruit picker. It has a long-reaching arm that will be perfect for harvesting up high plums this late spring. This […]
Nasturtium & Wild onion
Nasturtium above and wild onion flowers below. Nasturtium, wild onion, and borage are all good additions to a green salad.
Lavender & Borage
Borage flowers above and lavender belowThis is lavender. I harvested a bit from this plant on Rose Street in North Berkeley, and am drying it now. Later, this spring, I […]
The Berkeley/ Oakland Food Redistribution Project
Here is the plan: I would like to ultimately request my neighbors’ surplus fruit from their trees, and then 1) have a small bartering system within the neighborhood, and 2) […]
The Figs Are Coming
Look for the distinctive fig leaves as you walk through your neighborhood, and you will notice fruit beginning to appear. Come mid to late summer and autumn, we will have […]
Cedar Street Persimmons
Here are several photos of the persimmon bounty from 2006. Maria and I harvested these on November 21, 2006.
"Each Fruit Brings So Much Joy"
On November 19, 2007, Alexandra and I embarked on her first trip to the four story apartment building on Cedar between Oxford and Spruce Streets in Berkeley to harvest a […]