The Free Seed Project may only be available inside of the United States for now, but folks all across the world are finding inspiration from this movement! Lucas, a Switzerland native, created a local free seed project in his community called “Samenspende” after learning about our program. Continue reading to learn of Lucas’s great transformative story full of enthusiasm and inspiration.
Hello dear friends,
Many of us are in difficult times with the current situation with coronavirus. My heart and my love goes out to all of you. I am here trying to be of service, from isolation in France. For a lot of us this is an opportunity to set ourselves on a path of alignment. This is a time when we can align our actions with our beliefs and begin to live the lives that we truly desire and yearn for. Today, I wanted to share my suggestions of how you can use this time wisely to not just make it through this situation but actually come out if it in a better spot. Imagine after this passes being able to look back at this time as the catalyst that launched you forward. Imagine next year looking back and knowing that you are in a better place because of how you spent this time. My hopes is to help some of you achieve that.
Here are some of my top suggestions of how to use this time.
Find a Forager!
Brought to you by Rob Greenfield
Along with my team, I am currently creating a database to help you to find a forager near you.
There is a massive number of people who are desiring to connect with the land and learn how they can work with the plants. There are a lot of online resources and books available to begin foraging (and we are creating a guide for this) but I believe the best way to begin foraging is by learning from a knowledgeable forager in your area. Many local foragers are out there, but they can be hard to find for people who have just awakened to this possibility.
In October 2019 I received a notification from YouTube that I had earned an award for passing 100,000 subscribers. I’m not a material guy, so at first I thought I’d say no-thanks to the award. But then I realized I could share it with one of the people who follow my channel, the reason the award exists in the first place! I wanted to give the award to someone who would find it really meaningful.
I decided to produce a video and ask people to comment with how my life and my YouTube channel had positively impacted them. I would chose one person from the comments to receive the award.
Hello to you all from Amsterdam,
The situation has been changing quite drastically here since I updated just 24 hours ago.
The WHO has called Europe the centre of a pandemic and I’m right here in it. I arrived last week as part of my World Solutions Tour and each day the situation has changed. Just last night I hosted a lovely event here in the Netherlands and when I arrived in Berlin last week this virus seemed barely an issue here. Today, I am writing to let you know that all of my events scheduled up until April 8th are postponed to a later date or canceled. This includes The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. It is not unlikely that Slovenia, Germany and Austria in April will be postponed or canceled as well (UPDATE March 17th: all events up to April 22nd are now postponed or canceled). Many of these events were canceled due to government restrictions and others I am personally choosing now to postpone or cancel. As of now my plans for UK and France in April and May are still intact but time will tell. I am not furthering my plans for India, Asia, Australia and New Zealand for at least a couple weeks as I monitor the situation.
I am sad that I may not get to meet so many of you wonderful humans who support me dearly and for the hundreds of hours of work that will not come to fruition. But I’m embracing the situation.
I have simplified my life down to just 44 possessions. Everything I own is sitting in front of me in this photo.
The possessions I do have serve a purpose, allowing me to live simply and sustainably, meeting my basic needs and helping me to inspire others to live in harmony with our earth, our global humanity and all species.
This video shows you the off the grid zero waste haircut (and beard-cut). No electricity needed, no cheap electronics, no money spent and absolutely zero waste!
Introducing the “Rob Greenfield Recycled Cabin!”
A few years ago I was invited to a place called Saint Michael’s Sustainable Community in Costa Rica. It sounded like a great place, so I accepted the invitation and really enjoyed my visit. After our time together the founder, Justin Dolan, became inspired to build a tiny house out of almost exclusively repurposed materials. He named it after me, because he was inspired by my work for a more sustainable and just world. In this video I give you a tour of the cabin.
This cabin is available for you to rent year-round and there are other tiny houses on the community for rent as well.
(I’m not involved in that in any way. I’m simply sharing this because I think it’s a worthwhile place to visit experience an interesting example of permaculture.)