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Is It Possible to Forage for Food in Houston?

Next Friday (Aug. 5, 2016) at 8:30 p.m., Café Brasil in Montrose will host a screening of a documentary about foraging for food called Weedeater. In conjunction with the screening we spoke with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen, a local chemist by day, but on weekends, he adopts the persona of Merriwether, which is inspired by explorer […]

A screen capture from the documentary "Weedeater," about foraging for food. (Image Courtesy: weedeaterdocumentary.com)Next Friday (Aug. 5, 2016) at 8:30 p.m., Café Brasil in Montrose will host a screening of a documentary about foraging for food called Weedeater.

In conjunction with the screening we spoke with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen, a local chemist by day, but on weekends, he adopts the persona of Merriwether, which is inspired by explorer Meriwether Lewis (Vorderbruggen spells his with two Rs, by the way), and he sets out into Houston's woods and green spaces looking for food.

He talks with Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin about the popularity of foraging in Houston.

(Above: A screen capture from the documentary “Weedeater,” about foraging for food. Image Courtesy: weedeaterdocumentary.com)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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