backyard raspberriesI love how raspberries reward patience.
I love their game of hide and seek.
I love their soft yield.
I love how more than one color is sweet.
I love how raspberries say look again.
And I love how raspberries will give you more.

What raspberries lurk in your neck of the woods?

Willamette Week has a round up of Portland open source projects that features Urban Edibles in its spoils.

It’s a Portland area directory of accessible fruits, nuts and herbs that are accessible by public walkways. The site is open for more locations to be added by users. One can browse by food type or browse by location.

There is even an ethics page that reminds seekers to be mindful and conscientious, listing concerns that range from being greedy to possible chemical exposures.

This website is the perfect example of someone taking that tiny seed of a thought that we’ve all had, and nurturing it to fruition.

How many goodies are in your neighborhood?


posted July 18th, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Very cool site!

posted July 18th, 2007 at 3:21 pm

The Fallen Fruit project maps publicly available fruit in the LA area (and beyond.) I was sure I had seen a reference to a similar map for the Bay Area, but can’t seem to find it now.

In any case, the Urban Edibles site is very nicely done! Thanks for posting about it. No thanks for making me lust after raspberries!

posted July 22nd, 2007 at 8:45 pm

Wonderful site! Well, we have black walnut trees in our yard. Does that count?

posted July 24th, 2007 at 8:06 am

Update your blog! I need my Brownie Points fix :)

errrr thanks for the nudge Hillary!

(no really- it worked!)

posted July 27th, 2007 at 11:53 pm

Hmmm….looks like the Eastside needs some additions. There are a ton of blackberries out my way, and a huge apple tree over by the railroad tracks on public property as well. I’ll have to add those.

posted July 31st, 2007 at 7:10 pm

That is hella cool. I’m going to have to go out on a scavenger hunt this weekend…

posted August 1st, 2007 at 12:19 pm

The same type of project is currently underway for Seattle. Very cool.

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