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Jason Logan looks at the ground searching for ink-making supplies on Heritage Island in Washington, D.C. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

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Every year, lovers of tart, juicy huckleberries trek into the forests of the Northwest to pick them at great effort. No one's managed to grow them commercially just yet, but their fans keep trying. Paul & Hien Brown/Flickr hide caption

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Quail in dandelion's nest — one of Pascal Baudar's wild-crafted culinary creations. "So many wild plants, so little time," says Baudar. He leads foraging expeditions in the forests of Los Angeles and works with chefs to create meals based on wild foods. Courtesy of Pascal Baudar hide caption

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Urban Foraging: Unearthing The Wildcrafted Flavors Of Los Angeles

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Swapping The Street For The Orchard, City Dwellers Take Their Pick Of Fruit

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Hank Shaw, author of Hunt, Gather, Cook, snaps the end off a mushroom in a Washington, D.C.-area park. When broken, the inside turns blue, identifying it as an inedible species of bolete. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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The brewers at Scratch Brewing Company add wild plants like spicebush, goldenseal, wild ginger, chanterelles and wild rose root to their beer to give it the flavor of the Illinois woods. Aaron Kleidon/Scratch Brewing Company hide caption

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