This man will eat only what he can grow or forage—here’s why
In his one-year experiment in “food freedom,” one Orlando resident is trying to remake urban agriculture.
Orlando, FloridaStanding curb-side, about a block away from a congested intersection, Rob Greenfield is counting grapefruits—over a baker’s dozen he plucked from a nearby tree. He’s more than a hundred days into a year-long experiment in which he will forage or grow 100 percent of his food. On this particular day, Greenfield’s grapefruit harvest is only one of 10 different foraged foods ranging from Turk’s cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) to Spanish needle (Bidens alba) that he’s found over the course of an hour walk.
“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