Over a year ago, Rob Greenfield embarked on quite a big challenge, only eating what he grew in his garden, what he caught when he went fishing, or what he found in the wilderness, for a whole year, as various media sources around the world reported.
‘For the last year, I have been growing and foraging 100% of my food. That means no grocery stores, no restaurants, not even a drink at a bar. Nature has been my garden, my pantry, and my pharmacy,' he explained on the website he created for his challenge. Instead, he decided to turn the lawns in his neighbourhood into abundant gardens, since he doesn't own any land himself. He then shared what he grew with his neighbours.
From the very start, this 33-year-old activist lived in a tiny house that he built himself, with a garden, that he owns in Orlando, Florida, in the United States.
He documented his experiences on his YouTube channel with one goal in mind: to inspire people to live more simply.
‘Through this project, I was out to wake people up to the issues with our globalised, industrialised food system and inspire and help them to start growing even just a little bit of their own food. This project wasn't about being self-sufficient. It was about creating a community with food sovereignty,’ he explained.
Check out our video above to see more about Rob's inspiring project!