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pear abundance

Date: 10/15
Common Name: pear
Location Grown: Elmhurst, IL
Obtained From: driveway
Use: sliced and spiralized and dried for snacks and salads

Check out that pear tree! It is actually in our neighbor’s yard, but a quarter of the tree hangs over our driveway, so we get loads of pears just waiting for us to pick up! Dehydrating the pears have been wonderful, but if anybody has any other suggestions for pears that are lightly smashed on one side (from falling on the driveway) and slightly tough skinned, please let me know. I’d love to make more, it is always fun to share the abundance!


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Our First Seeds

Melon from spontaneous planting in the SAIC courtyard. These are our first seeds.  Is it really this easy to gather growing potential?  We could not believe we had been throwing all of our seeds away. Lia cried.

Date: October

Common Name: Unknown, some kind of cantelope cross?

Location Grown: The sculpture courtyard at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Obtained from: Location grown

Use: Slice and eat

Other: smelled great. not very tastey.

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