You'd be surprised at how much food is growing freely all around us. We simply have to open our eyes and look at the world through a new lens.
Yes, I live in Orlando, Florida, but I've traveled to 49 states and 6 continents and can say that food is growing all over! It won't look the same as this video, but from West to East and North to South and in between, food is growing all over! Cold climates, deserts and tropics all have their own abundance whether in the city or the wild. The resources exist to help you get started, but only if you apply yourself. Where there is a will there is a way.
But you MUST make sure you follow foraging ethics and be a good steward to the world around you!

To find food to forage in your area:
-Check out the Falling Fruit website and app:
People map out foods that are growing freely all around us on Falling Fruit! You can add the foods that you find as well. If you have trees in your front yard that you want to share, add them here!
-Go to an Earthskills gathering or other gatherings like them:

-Check the library for foraging books. There are foraging books made for all across the world.
-Do an internet search for foraging in your state.

See a lot of fruit going to waste in your neighborhood? Start a group to collect it and distribute to people in need. Check out Concrete Jungle in Atlanta for an example:

Many programs exist like this across the country. You could start a program, or just do it as a human being and share the bounty with anyone who would enjoy the food.

In Florida, where I currently live:

See my Central Florida gardening and foraging resource guide:

Green Deane (Eat the Weeds) offers plant walks around the state of Florida and is one of the most knowledgeable wild foragers in the USA. His YouTube channel and website are a plethora of information.

Andy Firk is an incredible resource for growing food, foraging and living the good life. I highly advise going on as many of his plant walks as you can for some hands on education in wild foraging. His website is one of the main sources for Florida foraging. His experts page lists over 50 Florida experts that you can learn from.

Come to an Orlando Permaculture meeting, where you will meet many foragers!

Go to the Florida EarthSkills Gathering:

Read Peggy Lantz- Florida’s Edible Wild Plants: A Guide to Collecting and Cooking

That's just a sample of resources available. Apply yourself to succeed!

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