Asiya Wadud | Civil Eats


In early 2008, Asiya Wadud established Forage Oakland, which is a community fruit barter network whereby North Oakland-ers barter their surplus backyard fruit with their neighbors. She is interested in exploring gift and barter economies as they relate to the communal exchange of fruit, and is also interested in alternative geographies, i.e. mapping the location of fruit trees in urban communities. She is currently completing a residency at the Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy and is at work on a ‘how to’ guide that will hopefully be of use to other communities as they establish their own fruit barter networks.

From a Forager’s Memoirs: Hachiya Persimmons

Why We Harvest: An Urban Fruit Gleaning Manifesto