The conversation surrounding the best use of city-owned sites has shifted in recent years. Communities are pushing for more greenspace, gardens and other nature-based spaces that prioritize quality of life and wellbeing over financially-driven development.
In the springtime each year, I notice the serviceberry trees that line Atlanta’s streets. It begins with unassuming white flowers, a harbinger of abundance to come, and peaks with baskets full of this incredibly tasty fruit, ripe for the picking.
Harvest the berries of Elaeagnus pungens to make a delicious Vitamin-C packed fruit leather.
A great root for fall harvest, Burdock serves many pleasant functions, the root being a tasty wild edible and gentle but powerful herbal medicine source. It is most known for its cleansing properties, long being used to help clear up skin ailments such as acne and gently support the liver.