image from his site, taken by Brent Martin
make goodness your currency
You have to think outside the box to understand this but taxes are by no means the only way to contribute. Money is not the only form of transaction, although we have been lead to believe that. You can be a contributing member to society without paying taxes or using money. In fact you can contribute much more in this manner than you would by paying taxes. Once you realize this, your possibilities are endless and the future ahead of you will shine bright.
some great insight in this article.. rings of Mark Boyle.
insight for a small dose:
If you wish to practice what I’ve written for you I recommend that you leave your house on foot for just one day with no money or possessions in your pocket. Experience what I am talking about in your own community and leave everything else at home so that you are forced to immerse in the moment. You may experience hunger or be uncomfortable but this could stir a feeling of aliveness that you haven’t felt since childhood. If anything goes wrong home will still be there for you to retreat to. I started small the same way that I am recommending to you. It took me many years of adventure to get me to where I am today and that will likely be the case for you as well.
from the about page on Rob’s site:
Making the World a Happier, Healthier Place with a Smile on His Face
on dumpster diving:
shared by Xiu on fb –
simple idea: people are good
let’s change our os..
Outspeak (@thisisoutspeak) tweeted at 12:25 PM – 11 Dec 2017 :
We spoke to @RobJGreenfield about his life’s mission to make the world a happier, healthier place. https://t.co/GIluuseKoh (http://twitter.com/thisisoutspeak/status/940301506087129088?s=17)
people are good series
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 https://t.co/fAbjdT5VIh (http://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/1107586456703459328?s=17)
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. https://t.co/BEClA9u4kv(http://twitter.com/NatGeoMag/status/1107582634484551682?s=17)
“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.”
Rob Greenfield (@RobJGreenfield) tweeted at 5:55 AM – 11 Jun 2019 :
Today is day 213 of growing and foraging all my food and so far I have eaten over 180 different foods!
I’ve grown about 100 and foraged about 80. And I’ve kept track of all of them!
Here’s a list along with links to learn more about many of them: