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Making A Salad From a Downtown Sidewalk

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Photo of Mallow by lavilleautady via Flickr

Via Homegrown Evolution, a local blog dedicated to veggies, chicken, hoohes, bicycles and "cultural alchemy," we find an excellent Weekend America report about urban foraging in Los Angeles. That is, can you take a walk in your neighborhood and find and eat lunch without any cooking or prep back in the kitchen? Why, yes, yes you can.

Reporter Bill Radke met up with Nance Klehm, who while "here in L.A., she teaches weekend classes in how to find food all around you, including in urban areas." By the end of their journey around downtown Los Angeles, they put together a nice salad made up of mallow, the wood sorrell, chickweed and fennel topped with juice from a hand-squeezed orange. Listen to the full audio below: