For a Daughter of Immigrants, American Soil Offers Plenty to Forage

How I learned to break through the green wall

Wild fennel in San Francisco, California. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Foraging felt like empowerment and self-sufficiency — a form of resourceful thrift familiar to me as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, and a small measure of control when so much has felt out of control.

Author, A RIVER OF STARS and DECEIT AND OTHER POSSIBILITIES

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