The man who is growing and foraging 100% of his food
(Agence France-Presse) - November 11, 2019 - 3:19pm

ORLANDO, United States — Rob Greenfield, an American environmentalist with a passion for inspiring people to live sustainably, is about to conclude a year of only eating food and resorting to primary products that he himself has grown or foraged from nature.

Greenfield needs a lift. He often does, as he doesn't own a car. Ride sharing is one of the many ways in which he tries to reduce his carbon footprint -- but the other is more extreme.

For the past year, he hasn't spent a cent on food. He only eats what he can grow in his own garden or nearby gardens, what he can fish for -- or what he can peel off the highway.

“For the last year I’ve been growing and foraging 100% of my food, no grocery stores, no restaurants, no beer at a bar. All of my food has to either come from my garden or that I foraged from nature, which could be going to the ocean to collect my own salt, going fishing or collecting fruit from trees. So nature has been my garden, has been my pantry and it’s been my pharmacy," Greenfield said. 

“My favorite way to get my medicine is directly from the earth that’s good fresh stuff," he added. 

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