Foraging for Food in the Urban Environment

This report from Weekend America talks with an urban food forager and looks at how to find food on the street in L.A.

"Everyone knows we're facing tough economic times -- job losses are increasing, yet prices are rising for commodities, including oil and food."

"Well, the food part of it is not bothering Nance Klehm as much as it is the rest of us, because she gets a great deal of her food for free by foraging. And I don't mean in the woods."

"Nance has foraged her way across America. And here in L.A., she teaches weekend classes in how to find food all around you, including in urban areas."

"Hi, we're doing a radio story, and can I ask you a question? We're talking about the plants all around us, do you ever forage?

Woman in yard: Yes.

What do you eat in your yard?

Woman in yard: Tomatoes, fruit.

Do you ever eat what you see on the street?

Woman in yard: Of course not.

My guest does.

Klehm: Have you ever had one of these?

Woman in Yard: No.

Klehm: Here, try one.

Woman in yard: Are you sure?

Klehm: Yeah! I'm sure. I eat them all the time... You just ate wood sorrell.

Woman in Yard: It's good!"

Full Story: Foraging for Lunch on the Streets of L.A.

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