Dutch Android App Unlocks The Edible City
A new smartphone application assists foragers in navigating the web of urban plants.
We like ideas that tap into the potential of the edible city and anything that makes the experience more user friendly is a welcome bonus. Dutch transdisciplinary lab FoAM have released the Boskoi Android application that lets users map edible urban plants. Boskoi is an extension of the Urban Edibles blog which lets foragers create their own maps and provides a platform to share knowledge about what can and cannot be eaten from the urban environment.
Given the user generated nature of the Urban Edibles blog, the Boskoi app is a work in progress mapping. However anything that adds to the tools available to the urban forager is a step towards the future sustainability of our cities.