Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time to Forage with Google Maps

Mundraub is a German application for sharing the location of fruit trees and other edible plants on common land.

At the heart of Mundraub is a Google Map showing where you can find wild edible fruits and plants. The markers are categorised by type of fruit, berry, nut or herb. There are 29 specific markers for different edible plants or fruits and users can select to view any of the specific fruit's marker on the map. So if you want to find the locations of only apple trees you can select it's marker (beneath the map) and then select 'Show only apfel'.

It is also possible to show the locations of nearby cafes, gardens, cideries and hotels on the map.

Concrete Jungle - Food Map is a similar map showing the locations of edible plants and fruits in the Atlanta area.

Concrete Jungle use the map to help pick fruits, nuts, and vegetables throughout Atlanta and the surrounding areas and donate as much of the harvest as possible to organizations serving Atlanta’s poor and hungry.

Also See

  • Grow Local- A Google Map that lists public foraging plants which also caters for swapping and trading produce locally.
  • is a collaborative map of edible and useful wild plants worldwide. Plants added to the map are linked to information about how they can be used, including photographs, stories, and recipes added by users. 
  • Neighborhoodfruit is a crowdsourced map of fruit trees on public land in the U.S.. It is possible to search the map by zipcode. 
  • Urban Edibles - This crowdsourced map can help you find wild food sources in Portland, Oregon.
    Boise’s Urban Foods Map - If you live in Boise then consult this Google Map to find your nearest foraging locations.
    Urban Edibles - a collaborative map of wild edible plants and fruits in Amsterdam. 

1 comment:

Ethan Welty said... just launched. A massive urban harvesting map that anyone can edit. It already contains over half a million locations across 100 North American cities, edible plants that we pulled from community and city data sets all over the internet. Let us know what you think!