Urban Foraging!

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  • Who would be up for this? It's not exactly for the faint of heart. But the rewards are amazing! It is absolutely shameful that every year in this country the average person throws away more then a citizen of the third world accumulates in a life time! Help change this and learn to forage in urban areas!

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  • lauren

    I didn't realize these posts were so old, save yours Shane. Anyone else interested in planning an activity soon?

    July 2

    • Ted M

      No plans but will try make it, if close enough and right time. We once found tools the one time I stopped. As it worked out keep all and gave a few away. Not into stopping too much as I'm not one for letting go, a squirrel if you will. Teddy

      July 4

  • lauren

    I am all about garbage shopping, but I thought this was going to be more about food! There are so many mulberry trees ripe with fruit right now by me in Wilkinsburg, but I don't have a ladder. If anyone wants to do that one day, let me know!

    I would also be up for an activity of cruising for garbage!

    July 2

  • shane c f.

    I would be interested. I currently am an avid South Hills curb surfer. I end up filling my car pretty much every morning with perfectly useable stuff that I then either sell or donate (one of the benefits of being unemployed). If I can be of assistance in the planning process, please let me know.

    1 · June 27

  • Lydia S

    Well, urban foraging in a nutshell is reclaiming stuff people throw away. It entails dumpster diving, curb surfing, and and just generally keeping an eye out for things that still have value that people toss.

    December 6, 2010

    • Dianne

      Excellent, Thanks! I think we'll try and go (depending on my hubby's schedule) look forward to seeing you there. BTW Check out this event this weekend! https://www.facebook.c...­

      September 24, 2013

    • Dianne

      How ironic....Along with all things greenI'm also interested in Art & Japanese culture. look forward to meeting you AND your friend....what is the name of the booth?

      September 24, 2013

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    September 24, 2013

  • Laura G.

    I would love to include in this topic: foraging for edible plants, mushrooms, fruits, etc. that grow in our neighborhoods

    2 · December 31, 2012

  • Mark

    Brand new member, but wanted to toss out an idea for consideration for you.
    In a previous life, I worked for an apartment complex while attending school, and managed to equip my home, and parts of friends, with an amazing array of products including appliances, furniture, dishes, pots, pans etc gleaned from the trash at the end of the month when leases expired and folks moved.
    And while the scrap metal folks do a pretty good job of picking up items tht can be sold for scrap, I assume that a fair number of otherwise usable items remain for the taking even in today's economic climate. So if we had an outlet for usable items, (Goodwill, Construction Junction, etc) doing a sweep in a high rental area or complex might yield some items of value.

    2 · November 16, 2012

  • Lydia S

    Eep! It never even told me you replied Kevin! Sorry XD And ya! That would be perfect!!

    February 18, 2012

  • Gina G.

    Sounds great, though my interpretation before reading Josh's explanation was foraging for edible herbs and flowers and such. Whatever, sounds cool!

    January 8, 2012

  • Kevin M.

    We could plan this to coincide with Spring Clean-up and pick the date at that point. Josh, you would be the go to guy to keep *Theresa* safe. :)

    November 18, 2011

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