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Finding food where you least expect it

Miami has a surprisingly strong flora game—including, to our great batido delight, an incredible variety of tropical edibles. Tiffany Noe and George Echevarria run Plantmatter, a “multidisciplinary plant project” that grows vegetables for local restaurants, sells seedlings and helps people connect with South Florida’s plant landscape. They recently published Forager: A Subjective Guide to Miami’s Edible Plants (with text by Nick Vagnoni), with new local publishing house Jai-Alai Books (from the good people behind O, Miami). We caught up with them to learn about their story, and about how one forages for local Miami food.

By Bruce Pinchbeck
Bruce is a co-founder of The New Tropic and leads our event and experience design strategy. He is an artist and producer who previously worked at New World Symphony, Philly.com, and NBC.