Foraging in Chicago

One of my favorite blogs is the Homegrown Evolution blog. It’s about growing your own food in an urban area, and is the reason that I want egg laying chickens (which my neighbors and landlord would love to hear me say). Today they had this recent entry from the wonderful video podcast about Chicago food called Sky Full of Bacon done by Michael Gebert. The subject? Urban foragers Art Jackson and Nancy Klehm. That’s right, people who eat the plants we walk right by on the way to El, or that I have seen only the city rabbits eating. Turns out those rabbits are eating better then I am.


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  1. Sky Full of Bacon » Blog Archive » Boooooooinggggggg! (pingback) on January 7th, 2009 @ 5:20 pm

    […] would see it! Also thanks for linkage to Martha Bayne (for whom I’ll be making soup soon), Chicago Metblogs, Planted Paradise, and […]

  2. mk4peace on January 19th, 2009 @ 2:14 pm

    Great work!! Foraging.. I had never really paid any attention to that word. This really clarified it. I love what Nancy Klehm shared, its all so true. My mother likes gardening and we planted tomatoes, bell peppers, mint and hot peppers in our front yard!! Our yard is very tiny but amazingly enough we had some tomatoes and peppers!!! It was an accomplishment since we had planted these ourselves. The apple tree planting idea of Art Jackson is also something to consider seriously. Food shortages in the world may be brought to a halt with a few of us growing and eating and sharing our crops!!! It’s a thought to consider. I am in Chicago and if I can grow something, anyone else can!!!

  3. Bryan Bowden (chi_bryan) on January 19th, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    I love growing my own food. I’ve always lived in cities of various sizes and my family has always had a veggie patch in the backyard. I live in an apartment now so I can’t grow as much as I like in my "backyard", but at Waters School near by there is a community garden where neighbors are welcome to plant whatever foods they want.

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