14 May 2012

Non-human food production

Take a look at this darling. It's a closeup of a blueberry bush that I took at our walk in Albano a month ago. Consider the fact that this one and its friends together cover aproximately 17% of all swedish ground!

The blueberry (or actually it's called bilberry to distinguish it from its american relative) bush is a super-important component of the ecosystem in this part of the world. Lots of animals eat either the berries or the bushes, and rumours say that it works in some kind of mysterious collaboration with pine trees, for mutual benefit.

During july and august you can walk into the woods and collect lots of berries. Eat them as they are or turn them into "sylt" or "saft" as the swedes and their ancestors have done in centuries. Tasty and healthy.

Blueberries are hard to cultivate in cities. Luckily we've got lots of non-urban blueberryland.


Mimic that.

Samuel R

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