Urban foraging: Edible plants, caring for the environment and creating community

Monday, 11 October 2021 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Mulberries on the nature strip-foraging during Covid: Photo supplied by Alexandra Crosby

Urban foraging: Edible plants, caring for the environment and creating community

 

Urban foraging is an idea that has been taken up by many celebrity chefs but for Alexandra Crosby and IIaria Vanni, from the University of Technology Sydney it's much more. Together they've established Mapping Edges, a transdisciplinary research studio that explores the relationship between plants, people and the urban environment. Their paper Rosemary in roundabouts, lemons over the fence: how to go urban foraging safely, respectfully and cleverly was published in The Conversation on October 5th, 2021. Alexandra and Ilaria join Judith on Communication Mixdown to talk about their research, the relationship between people and plants and their best forage experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reema Rattan, Liam Armstrong, Carly Dober and Judith Peppard

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