6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

May 29, 2015 by  
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Many of us are completely unaware of the delicious edible plants that surround us, especially in urban environments, but did you know that there are a multitude of tasty plant species right in your own neighborhood park ? No matter where you live, foraging is a free, fun culinary activity which requires only a keen eye, some plastic bags and a sense of adventure! It’s easier than one might think to uncover nutritious natural edibles, from medicinal herbs , to edible flowers , brain-boosting nuts and exotic salads . We followed NYC’s famed foraging experts Wildman Steve Brill and his daughter Violet Brill to discover six abundant and delicious plants nestled within the urban forestry of Prospect Park, right in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video and read on to learn how to identify these forageable plants, from field garlic and ginkgo biloba to black walnuts and sassafras. Some of them could even be growing in your own backyard! You can learn more about foraging for these delectable plants (and many more) with Wildman Steve Brill’s new Master Foraging App , now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android systems. Read the rest of 6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic herbs , black walnut , common weeds , DIY tea , edible flowers , epazote , field garlic , forage brooklyn , foraging , foraging nyc , ginko biloba , goutweed , herb foraging , medicinal plants , prospect park , sassafras , urban foraging , wild foraging , wild herbs , wildman steve brill

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Falling Fruit map guides you to local fruit that you can forage for free

May 29, 2015 by  
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Get ready for harvest season! In a few months the trees will be overloaded with fruit, and while you may be spending your hard-earned cash at the farmer’s market to get your hands on it, did you know that you can pick fruit from trees on publicly accessible land for free? To make things easy, nonprofit Falling Fruit has created a map that guides you to all of the delicious fruit out there just ready for the taking. With over 600,000 locations, there’s bound to be something in your neck of the woods. Plan ahead now to make the most out of your local harvest. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: falling fruit , falling fruit map , Falling Fruit neighborhood fruit , foraging , foraging for food , foraging for local food , foraging fruit , foraging local food , foraging local fruit , foraging maps , foraging resources , local foraging , local fruit , local produce , public access fruit

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6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO

January 21, 2015 by  
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Many of us are completely unaware of the delicious edible plants that surround us, especially in urban environments, but did you know that there are a multitude of tasty plant species right in your own neighborhood park ? No matter where you live, foraging is a free, fun culinary activity which requires only a keen eye, some plastic bags and a sense of adventure! It’s easier than one might think to uncover nutritious natural edibles, from medicinal herbs , to edible flowers , brain-boosting nuts and exotic salads . We followed NYC’s famed foraging experts Wildman Steve Brill and his daughter Violet Brill to discover six abundant and delicious plants nestled within the urban forestry of Prospect Park, right in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Watch the video and read on to learn how to identify these forageable plants, from field garlic and ginkgo biloba to black walnuts and sassafras. Some of them could even be growing in your own backyard! You can learn more about foraging for these delectable plants (and many more) with Wildman Steve Brill’s new Master Foraging App , now available for iPhone, iPad, and Android systems. Read the rest of 6 delicious plants you can forage in your local urban park — VIDEO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic herbs , black walnut , common weeds , DIY tea , edible flowers , epazote , field garlic , forage brooklyn , foraging , foraging nyc , ginko biloba , goutweed , herb foraging , medicinal plants , prospect park , sassafras , urban foraging , wild foraging , wild herbs , wildman steve brill

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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

January 21, 2015 by  
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Nissan and  NASA have inked a new partnership to further research autonomous vehicles that could be used not only here on Earth, but also in space. The five-year research and development partnership between the two companies will see researchers from both testing a fleet of zero-emission autonomous vehicles, most likely modeled on the Nissan Leaf, at the Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. Read the rest of Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ames Research Center , autonomous vehicles , Moffett Field , nasa , NISSAN , Nissan Leaf , nissan self driving car , self driving cars , self-driving car , silicon valley

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San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop

January 21, 2015 by  
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Scientists are investigating a mysterious slime that’s coating and killing San Francisco sea birds. First seen last Friday, the goop is coating hundreds of sea birds and killing “scores” of them, according to Reuters . Officials from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are looking into the matter, with initial field testing of the substance coming back negative for petroleum. They’re hoping a more comprehensive laboratory analysis will give some more conclusive results. Read the rest of San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birds , goop , mysterous , mystery , Pollution , San Francisco , sea birds , slime , toxic , waterfowl , Wildlife

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DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

January 21, 2015 by  
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UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could cause crop extinctions

January 21, 2015 by  
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A policy paper released by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that climate change is posing a very real threat to the diversity of food crops. Researchers are concerned that many of the most commonly raised crops and livestock animals will not be able to adapt to rising global temperatures and volatile weather patterns. Without drastic conservation measures, the FAO fears some crops could become extinct. Read the rest of UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could cause crop extinctions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , Biodiversity , Climate Change , crops , endangered , farming , food , global warming , hunger , resources , threats , United Nations

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Tiny tubular treetop studio has incredible detail and daylighting

January 21, 2015 by  
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