Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Mapping

At the Level 2 workshop last week we walked around Knoxville College and noted some edible perennials for the Urban Land Scouts map. Mapping is the second step in Urban Land Scout-dom and a natural compliment to the practice of observation. Now is a great time to wander your neighborhood (and hopefully well beyond it) to consider what's growing, what's not, and what could. Many area fruit trees (peaches, pear, plum, apple, etc.) are on the tail end of flowering, but there's still time to note any blossoms you see. Take note now and plan to return in fall to see if the fruits are edible (or tasty).

If you'd like to add a plant to the ULS map, please send an email to passage - at - urbanlandscouts - dot - com and I'll get you added right away.

View Forage Knoxville in a larger map

If you don't live in Knoxville, start your own map! Print some cards with the URL (I recommend shortening it to something memorable with or and start spreading the word.

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