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megimoo
07-30-2011, 10:21 AM
Maybe it is the spiraling cost of food in a tough economy or the logical next step in the movement to eat locally. Whatever the reason, New Yorkers are increasingly fanning out across the city’s parks to hunt and gather edible wild plants, like mushrooms, American ginger and elderberries.

Now parks officials want them to stop. New York’s public lands are not a communal pantry, they say. In recent months, the city has stepped up training of park rangers and enforcement-patrol officers, directing them to keep an eye out for foragers and chase them off.

“If people decide that they want to make their salads out of our plants, then we’re not going to have any chipmunks,” said Maria Hernandez, director of horticulture for the Central Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that manages Central Park.

Plants are not the only things people are taking. In Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week, park rangers issued four summonses to two people for illegal fishing. Although officials say such poaching is not widespread, park advocates say taking fish and turtles for food is not uncommon, and some have reported evidence of traps designed to snare wildfowl.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/30/nyregion/new-york-moves-to-stop-foraging-in-citys-parks.html?_r=1

SarasotaRepub
07-30-2011, 11:15 AM
They should keep an eye out for bobbolink...:p:D

megimoo
07-30-2011, 04:27 PM
They should keep an eye out for bobbolink...:p:D
Gypsie Boots is out there somewhere ....

fettpett
07-30-2011, 05:59 PM
here's a bright idea for the city, Cut taxes and that will make everything more affordable in the city

bijou
07-30-2011, 06:05 PM
She's worried about chipmunks, is there a shortage of chipmunks?

noonwitch
08-01-2011, 08:43 AM
She's worried about chipmunks, is there a shortage of chipmunks?



As long as the people are eating the greenery, the chipmunks should be safe.

megimoo
08-01-2011, 08:52 AM
As long as the people are eating the greenery, the chipmunks should be safe.
Chipmunks need green love too...

Glires (Stuffed Dormouse) is a traditional Ancient Roman recipe for a dish of baked dormouse stuffed with forcemeat (or use chicken breasts!). The full recipe is presented here and I hope you enjoy this classic Ancient Roman version of: Glires...To convert this to Stuffed Chipmunks double the forcemeat (minced pork).

Wei Wu Wei
08-01-2011, 12:16 PM
here's a bright idea for the city, Cut taxes and that will make everything more affordable in the city

lol

Madisonian
08-01-2011, 08:33 PM
Please Don't Eat The Daisies.
(OK someone had to say it)

jnkbortka
08-01-2011, 10:16 PM
Maybe it is the spiraling cost of food in a tough economy or the logical next step in the movement to eat locally. Whatever the reason, New Yorkers are increasingly fanning out across the city’s parks to hunt and gather edible wild plants, like mushrooms, American ginger and elderberries.

Now parks officials want them to stop. New York’s public lands are not a communal pantry, they say. In recent months, the city has stepped up training of park rangers and enforcement-patrol officers, directing them to keep an eye out for foragers and chase them off.

“If people decide that they want to make their salads out of our plants, then we’re not going to have any chipmunks,” said Maria Hernandez, director of horticulture for the Central Park Conservancy, the nonprofit group that manages Central Park.

Plants are not the only things people are taking. In Prospect Park in Brooklyn last week, park rangers issued four summonses to two people for illegal fishing. Although officials say such poaching is not widespread, park advocates say taking fish and turtles for food is not uncommon, and some have reported evidence of traps designed to snare wildfowl.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/30/nyregion/new-york-moves-to-stop-foraging-in-citys-parks.html?_r=1

lemme give you the scoop on the rivers in NYC.

YOU WILL GET CANCER AND DIE IF YOU FISH OUT OF THAT FUCKING POLLUTED RIVER!

megimoo
08-01-2011, 10:26 PM
lemme give you the scoop on the rivers in NYC.

YOU WILL GET CANCER AND DIE IF YOU FISH OUT OF THAT FUCKING POLLUTED RIVER!

The pond in central park isn't The Cloaca Maxima...