FindaForager.com – The Database to Find a Forager near you!

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.

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Yaupon Holly- The Solution for Local Caffeine for The United States and Canada

Welcome to The Yaupon Brothers forest farm where they harvest yaupon holly!

Yaupon holly is North America’s only native caffeinated plant. It has the potential to replace coffee, tea and yerba mate in the USA and Canada. Most coffee and tea is shipped long distance, guzzling fossil fuels, but yaupon holly is a native, local source of the much loved caffeine buzz.

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Growing and Foraging 100% of my Food: Day 210 Health Update

Update on my health:

Two weeks ago I wrote that I thought I was feeling deficient in something.

Yesterday I met with a new friend in my neighborhood Pam Legowski, a registered Dietitian Nutritionist and her partner. She is part of my new launched Community Compost Program and offered to help me. We discussed my diet and lifestyle and we went over my labs that I had done at the beginning of this project and discussed what labs it would make sense to do now to check for a deficiency.

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Growing and Foraging 100% of my Food – Documented in Photos

When I decided I was going to grow and forage 100% of my food for a year, I really didn’t know what my meals were going to be like. I barely even had any practice with growing or foraging food! My first step was to figure out what grew well and what I could abundantly harvest from my surroundings to meet my basic needs. I had to figure out the calories, nutrients, vitamins, fats, proteins… you name it.

Today is day 210 of my yearlong project and I’m here right now to show you what I’ve been eating. I’m well over half way into the year and have had hundreds of hours in the kitchen to share with you. In this blog I focus on my most common meals and the staple foods that I depend on to create them. I have grown over 100 foods and foraged over 80 foods to date. While this blog certainly doesn’t cover it all, it will give you a really good idea of what my meals have been looking like.
If you want to see my daily log of what I’m eating you can find that here and if you’d like to see a list of each food that I’ve grown and foraged you can see that here.

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Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food – Day 200 Video Update

For one year I am growing and foraging 100% of my food. That means no grocery stores, no restaurants and not even taking a nibble from a friends garden or pantry!

You might imagine me in the countryside living off the land or on a farm. On the contrary, I live in the urban environment of Orlando, Florida, in a 100 square foot tiny house that I built with repurposed materials. With no land of my own, I garden the front yards of people in my neighborhood and share the bounty with them. I take trips to nature to harvest salt from the ocean, coconuts to make coconut oil, wild yams bigger than my head and dozens of other wild foods. I also forage for food all over the city, where people walk by every single day, without ever noticing the abundance around them.

Food Freedom began November 11th 2018 and will go until November 11th 2019. This video was filmed on day 200 and released on day 208 of the project.

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Fast Food on the Streets

You’d be surprised at how much food is growing freely all around us. We simply have to open our eyes and look at the world through a new lens. Yes, the following video, Fast Food on the Streets, is filmed in Orlando, Florida, but I’ve traveled to 49 states and 6 continents and can say that food is growing all over! I have foraged from from the Northern colder climates of the Great Lakes region in both the Canada and the United States down to the tip of Florida, from the Atlantic coastal states to the Pacific Ocean of California and deserts and prairies in between. Not to mention countries around the world.

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Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food – Day 111 Video Update

For one year I am growing and foraging 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!

You might imagine me in the countryside living off the land or on a farm. On the contrary, I live in the urban environment of Orlando, Florida, in a 100 square foot tiny house that I built with repurposed materials. With no land of my own, I garden the front yards of people in my neighborhood and share the bounty with them. I take trips to nature to harvest salt from the ocean, coconuts to make coconut oil, wild yams bigger than my head and dozens of other wild foods. I also forage for food all over the city, where people walk by every single day, without ever noticing the abundance around them.

I am so excited to share this video with you. I am about 1/3rd of the way through the project and this is the first video I’m releasing in documenting the year. It serves as both an introduction to the project and a day 111 update.

The Guidelines Behind Growing and Foraging 100% of my Food for a Year

If you’re at this blog, you are likely already aware of my project to grow and forage 100% of my food for a year.

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.

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Growing and Foraging 100% of My Food – All 300 Foods I Ate

Wondering what I ate during my year of growing and foraging 100% of my food?

If yes, then this page is for you!

This year I grew over 100 different foods and foraged nearly 200, totaling over 300 different foods. Thats a new food for nearly every day of the year! I have listed every food that I ate during the year.

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