Foraging For Your Food Cuts Back On Spending And Carbon

02/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Matthew Stein Chelsea Green

You already know that shopping at your local farmers market or CSA is a great way to reduce your food miles. And, if you take that one step further, growing your own food can eliminate shopping altogether. But what's the 'greenest' form of feeding yourself? How can you feed yourself with the smallest possible carbon footprint? Foraging, of course! Finding your food underfoot.

The following tips will help you begin finding food everywhere you go. Whether you live in the city, country, or 'burbs, it is possible to skip the greasy junk at the mall that's been flown in from the other side of the planet in favor of the free food in the park beside your apartment. (Just make sure you're not in the dog park...'cuz ew!)

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