Living Off the Land with Rob Greenfield


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Can you imagine eating only what you grow or forage for an entire year? Rob Greenfield is doing just that.

Rob is living in a tiny house on a plot of land where he’s planted an elaborate garden that has been his main food source this year. In this episode, Rob goes into detail about his 200 plus days living solely off of food he’s grown or foraged himself. We talk about what he grows and eats, his favorite meal, how he built his own shelter on borrowed land and the highs and lows of doing a challenge as big as this. He also shares how you can grow your own food and reduce your environmental footprint by how you eat.

If you’re a longtime listener to the show, you’ve heard the activist and adventurer talk about some of his previous wild ideas on episode 47. Rob has biked across the country on a bamboo bicycle creating zero waste and drinking only from natural resources more than once. He’s worn all of the trash he produced in a month around his body in Times Square in New York City to show how much waste we generate. He’s gone dumpster diving in over 2000 dumpsters for perfectly good food. He’s traveled to countries with no money, relying only on the kindness of strangers. He’s given a TEDx talk, written a book, and is a man who truly practices what he preaches.

His latest experiment is bigger than anything he’s done before, and he’s doing it to not only raise awareness about waste and our challenging food system, but how growing our own food can be easier and more fulfilling than you might realize.

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Listen to this episode if:

  • You want to know what you’d eat if you only ate food off the land.
  • You want to grow your own food or love to garden.
  • You’ve ever wanted to live in a tiny house.
  • You care about the food system in the U.S.
  • You are looking for ways to make your lifestyle more sustainable.

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