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Your 2019 Free Seed Project Pack Guide
Congratulations on receiving your garden starter kit from the Free Seed Project! You are on your way to a beautiful, organic garden that will provide food for you and your community, while providing benefit to pollinators and beneficial critters and insects in your neighborhood.
At the end one of my recent talks I was asked a question that nobody has ever asked before. It was a simple question.
“What is your heart’s deepest desire.”
I am rarely caught off guard by a question. I rarely have to say that I can’t give an answer right now. But this question was one that I didn’t have an instant answer to. Luckily, I was speaking again the next night, so I simply requested that he ask me again and that I would be certain to have an answer.
I had twenty-four hours to contemplate my heart’s deepest desire.
But it only took me three minutes…
Meet Dennis the Bee Guy, the man rescuing millions of honey bees from extermination and giving them new homes!
Dennis has a gofundme to educate the country about bees and make needed changes. Learn more and support him here: https://www.gofundme.com/beerescue
If you’re at this blog, you are likely already aware of my current project to grow and forage 100% of my food for a year. The project began on November 11th, 2018 and will go until November 11th, 2019.
I feel that the simple statement of “growing and foraging 100% of my food for a year” is pretty straightforward. However, in 2019 for most of the people reading this, I don’t think it quite hits home what exactly I’m doing. Our current food system is so incredibly complex and most of us are so far removed from it that it has become the mainstream culture to not think about where our food comes from, how it gets to us, and the implications it has on humanity, other species and the earth as a whole. The system has been made so convenient and streamlined that it is very easy for us to not even realize what we are putting into our bodies. If most of us were tasked with writing down a list of all the foods (and “foods”) we are putting into our bodies, I think we’d come up really short.
When I tell people what I’m doing, I typically get questions that quickly tell me that they don’t quite get what I mean by growing and foraging 100% of my food.
Wondering what I’m eating during my year of growing and foraging 100% of my food?
If yes, then this page is for you!
I have listed every food that I have eaten so far, and I will update this page every month. This list is currently updated as of day 210 of the project, 06/09/2019.
Day 200 Update Video:
Day 111 Update Video:
For one year I will grow and forage 100% of my food. That means no grocery stores, no restaurants and not even taking a nibble of a cookie or sip of beer at a party for an entire year. No coffee… no soda or sports drinks… no bread or pasta… no packaged food… no chocolate… no medicine from the pharmacy… You get the picture!
As I write these words, I am thirty-four days into my yearlong project of growing and foraging 100% of my food. That is thirty-four days of knowing the source of every food that I consume. Thirty-four days of connecting with every morsel that nourishes my body. Thirty-four days of using my hands to harvest every single bite I will take. It is no doubt an immersive experience, and one that I think most of us can’t fully fathom because of the intricate web of the globalized, industrialized food system that we have found ourselves weaved so deeply into.
Food Freedom, Rob Greenfield’s story of growing and foraging 100% of his food for a year, will be released by New Society Publishers in summer or fall 2020. Fill out the form below to receive a notification when the book comes out and get 20% off. (You don’t pay anything now and this isn’t a commitment to purchase it.)
100% of Rob’s proceeds from this book are donated to nonprofits working to make the world a happier healthier place. Learn more here.