03 Apr '12, 5pm

Fruit and vegetable gleaning isn’t just for nature-curious hipsters:

Fruit and vegetable gleaning isn’t just for nature-curious hipsters:

This post originally appeared on Shareable . A Portland Fruit Tree Project harvesting party. (Photo by Sarah Gilbert.) Foraging for food — whether it’s ferreting rare mushrooms in the woods, picking abundant lemons from an overlooked tree, or gathering berries from an abandoned lot — is all the rage among the culinary crowd and the DIY set, who share their finds with fellow food lovers in fancy restaurant meals or humble home suppers. But an old-fashioned concept — gleaning for the greater good by harvesting unwanted or leftover produce from farms or family gardens — is also making a comeback during these continued lean economic times. In cities, rural communities, and suburbs across the country, volunteer pickers join forces to collect bags and boxes of fruits and vegetables that find their way to homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries, as well as senior cent...

Full article: http://grist.org/locavore/beyond-the-trend-factor-foragin...

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Now hear this: The Army isn’t abandoning LEED

Now hear this: The Army isn’t abandoning LEED

greenbiz.com 03 Apr '12, 4am

Can a misstatement travel halfway around the world before the facts put on their (Army) boots? You bet your bazooka. Last ...