Four years ago our friend Jason and his partner at the time, Esther, handmade a series of beautiful postcards. Each card contained a picture of claimed roadside food, recipes for preserving and a map of where the various plums, pears, apples, blackberries, and quince can be foud and when approximately, the fruit are in season. They sent the postcards to friends and also to random strangers, to encourage a practice of gleaning and self-sufficiency.
They called the project That Which is Possible.
Yesterday PJ and our friend O, maps in hand, went out to see what treasures they could pluck.
These early season cherry plums are proof of their afternoon's success.
And a happy birthday to you O! We look forward to another whole year of discovering treasures with you, and discovering the treasures of you.