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These food sharing stations are popping up in cities across Europe providing free food to help others while reducing food waste! ~
Food savers bring excess food to the designated shelves and refrigerators for anyone to stop by to pick up for free. Every free pick up location can be found on one map; some are inside buildings, some are outdoors, and some are even open 24 hours a day! This system prevents food waste from going to landfill and brings healthy produce (often homemade goods as well) into the hands of the people at no cost. ~
Learn more at www.foodsharing.de and share if you want free food stations where you live! ~
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#livelikeally #foodsharing #rescuefood #dumpsterdiving #community #freeproduce #communityresources #sharing
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This urban farm in Detroit gives away all of its produce for free! ~

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (@mufigram) manages a three acre urban farm in the heart of Detroit and has grown over 50,000 lbs of produce since 2011. Their produce goes to individual households, local markets, local restaurants, and food vendors. They have had 10,000 volunteers to help them grow and distribute their produce to over 2,000 households within 2-square miles at no cost to the recipients. MUFI is putting in the effort to bringing community together in a regenerative and progressive way through various projects. ~
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Check out their work at www.miufi.org, and share this post to spread the inspiration! ~
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#livelikeally #mufi #michiganurbanfarminginitiative #urbanagriculture #freeproduce #communitygardening #localresources #localcommunity
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These four abandoned city blocks in the South Side of Chicago have been converted into a thriving, regenerative community space! ~

Sweet Water Foundation @sweetwaterfdn utilizes a blend of urban agriculture, art, and education to transform vacant spaces and abandoned buildings into economically and ecologically productive and sustainable community assets that produce engaged youth, art, locally-grown food, and affordable housing.” The four blocks they transformed called The Commons now hold spaces like a community farm, a performance barn, and other inspiring transformed structures to uphold their practice of Regenerative Neighborhood Development. Learn more at www.sweetwaterfoundation.com. ~
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Share if you would like to see abandoned areas near you transformed into community spaces, too! ~
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#livelikeally #sweetwaterfoundation #chicago #communityspaces #urbanagriculture #permaculture #rengerativeagriculture #urbanpermaculture #transformation
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This organization in Pittsburgh combats food waste and food insecurity at the same time! ~
@412foodrescue partners with local food establishments and volunteers to bring excess food directly to people in need. Volunteers are alerted by an app when surplus food is ready to be picked up from a food business. Then the volunteer directly delivers the food to charities and other food distributors. This efficient system works through the Food Rescue Hero app which “has redirected more than 8.6 million pounds of perfectly good food from landfills to the people who need it” since its launch in 2016. Learn more at www.412foodrescue.org and download the Food Rescue Hero app to see if there is a rescue team in your city! ~
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Share if you want to see a food rescue model like this in your area! ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #412foodrescue #donatefood #rescuefood #dumpsterdiving #excess #pittsburgh #dogood
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Ron Finley got fined for growing food in roadside strips in LA. He took initiative to change the laws and is now the leader of a food-growing revolution. ~
Now the “Ganster Gardener,” Ron Finley energizes others to grow their own food as a revolutionary act. Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.~
He envisions an urban garden community oasis in South Central LA that empowers community members to learn, gather and grow. ~
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Learn more at ronfinley.com and take his Gardening MasterClass at https://www.masterclass.com/classes/ron-finley-teaches-gardening.
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Share if you want all food deserts to be turned into food forests!
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#LiveLikeAlly #RonFinley #GangsterGardener #permaculture #growyourown #growfood #foodrevolution
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Carter wanted to close the food waste loop in his community, so he started collecting food scraps on his bicycle to create compost! ~
Eight years later and his initiative has turned into a successful business that diverts food waste from landfills, creates healthy soil, and strengthens the bond of his community. Once the compost is mature, members of the program can receive a full five gallon bucket of compost which closes the loop of waste-- their food scraps turn into healthy soil which will nourish their gardens. Carter’s brother has even started selling the worms so that community members can compost at home. Learn more at carterscompost.com and @carterscompost. ~

Share if you want a bicycle-powered community compost program in your community! ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #CartersCompost #CommunityCompost #compost #foodwaste #closetheloop #permaculture #compostonbikes #pedalpowered
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All 5,000 Free Seed Project seed packs have been mailed! ~
Even through a pandemic we were able to mail out all 5,000 seed packs this year to recipients in all 50 US States. We really could not have done it without our incredible team at Inspire of Central Florida. Endless gratitude to everyone who made this project come to life this year! ~
We are looking forward to witnessing the progress our recipients will make in their gardens this season and to all of the abundance they will reap. We know these seeds are fueling community building, selfless giving, and healthy eating. Happy gardening to all of our recipients and beyond! ~
~ --> If you're interested in receiving free seeds in the future, sign up for our waiting list at freeseedproject.org to be informed about the next time we plan to launch another round. Link in bio. ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #FreeSeedProject #gardening #communitygarden #organicgarden #freeseeds #victorygarden #backyardgarden #permaculture
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This 13 year old is putting seed libraries in 100 schools across the United States! ~
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Alicia Serratos is a strong willed young change-maker who has a new goal of creating and sending 100 ‘3 Sisters Seed Box’ seed libraries to schools around the US. Her goal is at least one in all 50 states. Having these seed libraries in a box in schools will make growing food more accessible for everyone in that community while teaching the importance of saving seeds. Alicia is also soon to be a recipient of Live Like Ally’s Community Fruit Tree Grant to create The Lake Forest Food Forest in her community. ~
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Alicia is always up to something new and inspiring, so be sure to follow her and support her work on Instagram @Alicia.Serratos. ~
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Share this to spread the inspiration!
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#LiveLikeAlly #FreeSeedProject #3sistersseedbox #seedlibrary #seedsaving #grassroots #dogood #inspire #CommunityFruitTrees
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"The mission of Katie’s Krops is to empower youth to start and maintain vegetable gardens of all sizes and donate the harvest to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire others to do the same. The problem of hunger is real, Katie’s Krops mission is simple, we all can help because…

It only takes a seedling!" ~
Learn more at katieskrops.com.
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Share if you think more kids should be involved in growing and donating food! ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #KatiesKrops #growyourown #getinvolved #gardeningwithkids #gardening #donatefood #empoweryouth
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For those of us who knew and loved Ally and for those of you that have been touched or inspired by her legacy we are reminded what it means to Live Like Ally on this day of remembrance.
5/27/94 - 4/24/2015
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Inspiration, Beauty, Goodness, Vibrance, Love, Friendship, Kindness, Compassion, Connection, Life, Open ears, Wide eyes, Open heart, Open mind. Endless Ally Things. ~
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We hope that with every seed planted, every piece of trash picked up, and every animal saved that a small part of Ally is within all of you.
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Regenerative agriculture and permaculture produces more food and more nutrition than industrial growing methods in the same amount of land.

Share if you think we should take back control of our food from Big Ag and create food sovereignty in our communities.
#LiveLikeAlly #regenerativeagriculture #permaculture #foodforest #nutrition #growyourown #backyardgardening #gardening #organicgardening
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What a most relevant message! Who is out there sowing seeds both literally and metaphorically to create the future you envision for yourself, family, and community? ~
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#livelikeally #growyourown #pandemicgardening #victorygardens #plantseeds #FreeSeedProject #garden #gardening #inspirationalquotes
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Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, WA has been growing since 2009. It is on public land for everyone to enjoy, and the organizers hold multi-topic classes to teach their fellow humans how to steward the land.
Share if you want to see more initiatives like this in your local community!
#LiveLikeAlly #permaculture #foodforest #seattle #foodisfree #foraging #publicspaces #publicparks
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It is often in the most challenging times when communities and humanity in general come together to unify and support each other. This is why we are not surprised by, yet so humbled and inspired by all of the local initiatives launching across the US and the world to bring necessary resources and support to their respective communities. We especially love all of the projects based around food sovereignty and education.
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The Resiliency Garden Initiative out of Richmond, Virginia is bringing food sovereignty and security to community members by installing raised bed gardens in backyards at no cost. Additionally, they are connecting community members to nearby community gardens if they cannot grow on their own property, and working with churches and other community-based spaces to build gardens for all on their land. The Resiliency Garden crew is totally volunteer based and they not only install the gardens with all of the essentials for success, but they also provide educational materials to their recipients so they can continue growing well in the future. ~
To learn more, sign up, or find where to donate to this project visit https://thenaturalfestival.com/resiliency-garden-initative/. Thank you to all who are building community and cultivating support right now! ~
Image sourced from thenaturalfestival.com
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#LiveLikeAlly #ResiliencyGardens #VictoryGardens #community #rva #richmond #growyourown #resilience
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Food Not Bombs rescues food from going to waste and serves free, nutritious meals to anyone in need of a meal. Through communal meals, they bring together the community and take care of those in need. Their chapters are in action in communities across the globe!
Find your local chapter at foodnotbombs.net, and share this post to spread their mission!
#LiveLikeAlly #FoodNotBombs #foodshare #foodisfree #dumpsterdiving #foodrescure #dogood
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Our hearts are filled with so much love and joy when we learn about others who have been inspired by our projects to bring them to their own communities. Lucas in Switzerland created his own Free Seed Project called "Samenspende"! Please read this blog post to learn about his noble initiative. Link in bio! ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #FreeSeedProject #Samenspende #switzerland #foodsharing #growyourown #permaculture
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In the 1940s about 40% of produce grown in the US came from Victory Gardens- gardens in peoples front and back yards.

Share if you think everyone should still be planting a garden in their yard!
#LiveLikeAlly #victorygardens #communitygardens #growyourown #foodisfree #fairshare #permaculture
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For many folks spring is in the air and it is time to start planning gardens! We helped create this Gardening Guide with Rob Greenfield for our Free Seed Project recipients, but anyone with any level of gardening experience could find some great information in here. The guide is general to many zones and climates, so anyone from Florida to Alaska and anywhere in between can utilize it. ~
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Find the guide at robgreenfield.tv/freeseedprojectguide and let us know what you think about it! Link in bio. ~
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#LiveLikeAlly #FreeSeedProject #GrowYourOwn #FoodisFree #gardening #planting #organicgardenimg #organic #zones #beginnergardening
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This food forest in Gulfport, FL is inside a public park. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the beauty of the plants, observe the wildlife living there and even snack on all of the edible fruit and greens.
Share if you think every city needs a public food forest!
#LiveLikeAlly #foodforest #permaculture #foodisfree #publicparks #publicespaces #guerillagardening
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