Interesting. There’s nothing listed in my very rural area – certainly not close enough to be worth the drive – but in digitally exploring some of the nearest small cities, I think the site has potential, but also some serious flaws. I like the overall goal of avoiding food waste, especially as it relates to non-wild foods like planted fruit trees in someone’s yard. I also think it’s cool that some of the listings were posted by the owners themselves. But now for the flaws: 1. Many of the listings just say they are “on public land” and almost seem to assume public = okay to forage, which is very much not the case. It would be helpful if they said what kind of public land, so one could confirm the rules for foraging on it, and avoid massive fines. 2. Listings that say they’re on private land and you should ask permission, but aren’t listed by the owner, leave me wondering whether this is with the owner’s knowledge/consent, or if they’re just wondering why a bunch of weirdos are showing up asking to pick their fruit. 3. Related, there are no dates for when this info was posted or refreshed (unless I overlooked them) so even when it’s listed by the owner, they could have moved years ago and you’d be showing up in some random person’s yard who knows nothing about the project. 4. One city had all it’s old sugar maples that line the downtown area listed. Now, I know for a fact that the public is not allowed to tap those for sap! One guy got fined just for putting a thumb tack in one – the city is very protective of it’s old maple trees! Though, maybe the idea is to sweep up maple seeds from the sidewalk to eat, which would probably be tolerated. I just think these sorts of things should perhaps be noted, so people aren’t misled into doing something stupid. 5. I didn’t like seeing truly wild native foods, especially somewhat rare ones, listed when they were in parks or nature preserves. It’s one thing if someone visiting the park happens to stumble upon something rare and can’t resist a nibble, but advertising the location could lead to over-harvesting. As both an avid (but always sustainable) forager myself, and the caretaker of a nature preserve, it’s an issue I’m keenly aware of. Overall I feel like the site needs some work, but is a nice idea. If there were something domestic – like pears going to waste – near me, I would go check it out for sure, but I just wish there were a little reassurance like, “The owner likes to know when someone’s out there, knock on the door and ask for Sam.” because although I have been known to knock on random doors and ask for windfall fruit, it’s pretty awkward, and I think the older I get the weirder it probably seems.