New ways to see the city and eat, but it doesn’t come easy

    Imagine eating a delicious salad made from ingredients collected in a back lot of North Philadelphia…

    It’s not a joke – there’s a group of people who collect ingredients from city parks, backyards and even abandoned lots.

    They are called urban foragers, and one of them spoke with NewsWorks reporter Carolyn Beeler about preparing a meal from ingredients in your own backyard…literally.

    Nancy Klehm, who calls herself a “radical ecologist,” was in Philadelphia to prepare a meal for students at Temple’s Tyler School of Art. 

    Among the dishes on the menu, nettle butter made from wild nettle and a salad made from wild onion grass.

    If you decide to ever follow suit, be advised, removing plants or other items from parks or other areas around the country may not be allowed.

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