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Make: Volume 44 by Jason Babler

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Cloning THE Fig

Don’t steal fruit from your neighbor’s fig tree — clone it!

Written by Alastair Bland

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ALASTAIR BLAND is a freelance writer in San Francisco, where he was born. He reports on agriculture, science, fisheries, and the environment for publications including Smithsonian, Yale Environment 360, and NPR. He travels by bicycle, likes camping in bear country, ferments things, and loves figs.

THERE’S SOMETHING UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL — BOTH VISUALLY AND CULTURALLY — ABOUT FIGS. The jammy, teardrop-shaped fruits have ...

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