first intro’d to the term via Mark who intro’d Fergus the forager..

added page this day

Local Futures / EoH (@EconofHappiness) tweeted at 5:49 AM – 8 Feb 2019 :
‘Forager’ a 7 min #documentary about finding food on the streets of #Miami.
This film is included in our #PlanetLocal film series – celebrating the #localfood movement across the globe.
More info – Produced by @BitterSouth (

people here are used to having food everywhere.. and having it be free

let’s look at some of the things we’ve done in the past that were really fulfilling


Rob Greenfield – 1 yr of forage\ing

Rob Greenfield (@RobJGreenfield) tweeted at 7:07 AM – 15 Mar 2019 :
I’m in National Geographic!
Not quite the magazine (one day), but a really nice long form article.
What an honor it is for my work to be covered by @NatGeo!
Thanks to journalist @kristen_schmitt (

National Geographic (@NatGeo) tweeted at 4:16 AM – 18 Mar 2019 :
In Rob Greenfield’s year-long quest for food freedom, he will forage or grow 100 percent of his food. Here’s what he’s learned 100 days in (

National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeoMag) tweeted at 4:00 AM – 18 Mar 2019 :
“What I’m doing is extreme; it’s designed to wake people up,” says Rob Greenfield who is more than a hundred days into a year-long experiment in which he will forage or grow 100 percent of his food.

“Food is growing all around us. It’s amazing if you simply open your eyes how much you start to see,” says Greenfield, who has covered about a hundred miles of different roads searching for food within the Orlando area—usually by bike.

Lisa Ray, an herbalist who dabbles in gardening, volunteered her backyard, resulting in Greenfield’s 100-square-foot tiny house built with repurposed materials.

“What I’m doing is extreme; it’s designed to wake people up,” says Greenfield. “The U.S. has 5 percent of the world’s population and uses 25 percent of the world’s resources. While traveling through Bolivia and Peru, I talked to people where quinoa used to be their main source of food. The prices went up 15 times and, now, what they used to live off of, they can’t even afford to eat because of Westerners like us wanting to eat quino

“This project is really about reaching the privileged group of people who are the ones ultimately negatively affecting people in those scenarios where we’ve turned their crops into commodities and made them less accessible,” says Greenfield, who prides himself on not being driven by money. In fact, last year, Greenfield’s total income was only $5,000.

“This is me following Earth code, prior to city code,” he says.

Asked about potential impacts if everyone did that, he says, “If everyone decided that they wanted to forage that would mean we would also transition in many other ways to a much more sustainable and just world.”

Before this project, I’d never eaten for one day food that was 100 percent grown or foraged,” says Greenfield. “Making it past 100 days, I already know this is life changing because I now know how to grow food, how to forage food and, wherever in the world I am, I feel I’ll be able to find food.”


from Lewis Mumford’s myth of the machine:


such searching and experimenting demanded plenty of motor activity; and this exploratory foraging, along w ritual and dance, must be given a fuller share of credit for man’s development



all these insights denote not merely habits of curiosity but powers of abstraction and qualitative appreciation. if we may judge by later evidence, some of this knowledge was intellectually quite detached and had nothing to do w ensuring physical survival..

what is missing form the usual petrified model is all the  knowledge and art and equipment passed on by ie from man’s early exploration of his environ.. it was this foraging activity, with its limited need for tools, that possible accounts for the slowness in their (tools) improvement..

the continued occupation and intensive exploitation of a small territory must have been favorable not only to the increase of knowledge but to the stability of family life; and the better care of the young under such conditions would increase the prospect of transmitting learned behvario by imitation..


David Wengrow (@davidwengrow) tweeted at 1:34 PM on Fri, Apr 12, 2019:
*Foragers do NOT live in small-scale societies* new in Journal of Human Evolution. “There’s a long-held perception our ancestors spent their lives in small hunting and gathering groups of a few dozen closely related individuals” . and here’s more evidence it’s wrong @davidgraeber


wikipedia small

Foraging is searching for wild food resources. It affects an animal’s fitness because it plays an important role in an animal’s ability to survive and reproduce. Foraging theory is a branch of behavioral ecology that studies the foraging behavior of animals in response to the environment where the animal lives.



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