Urban Harvest

October 9th, 2011  |  Published in Trees and the City  |  1 Comment

By Lauren Jow and Anthony Rimel

In mid-summer Seattle, you could find an entire meal within a twenty-minute walk of downtown without stepping into a grocery store or a restaurant. For many urban foragers, green spaces within the city limits are key venues for gathering berries, plants, or roots. Researcher Melissa Poe describes her project to better understand where, how, and why urban foragers are using these resources, and how policy makers might better understand how to take gatherers into account while making land use decisions.



  1. Jessica Jorgensen says:

    November 23rd, 2011at 5:42 pm(#)

    Awesome job you guys! I’ve foraged for mushrooms around Eugene before, but I don’t think many people consider this a viable practice anymore. Did you know the UO offers a Hunter/Gatherer Anthropology class? Wish I could take it. I think these food traditions are fascinating.