Rob Greenfield and Live Like Ally Foundation are dedicated to leading the way to a more equitable, just and regenerative world. Our partnership began in 2018 and over the last four years we have been of service to thousands of people and communities across the United States.
Since 2018, we have sent 20,000 free seed packs to people in all 50 US states! We prioritize providing seeds to people who would not otherwise be able to access seeds, first time gardener’s and people who grow food to share it with others who have low access to healthy home-grown food. Through providing seeds and educational content we strive to increase access to organic gardening and healthy food for as many people as we can! The Free Seed Project pack includes a variety of hearty veggies, tasty herbs and healing greens to nourish the body and mind. Plus a mix of beautiful and fragrant flowers for our bee, butterfly and pollinator friends (and our enjoyment too)! We send enough seeds to start a good-sized garden to fill each recipient’s life with health and happiness and contribute to regenerating our Earth. That’s quite the garden, all from one envelope in the mail!
We have planted over 1,400 Community Fruit Trees! A Community Fruit Tree is a publicly owned fruit tree that is easily accessible for anyone to pick from. A sign next to the tree invites people to enjoy the fruit. Each tree can be found on an online map. We plant Community Fruit Trees in many different locations where the public can access them including residential front yards and businesses with access from a public sidewalk, in the medians between streets and sidewalk, at schools, in public parks, in churchyards and along bike trails. These trees are planted where people walk every day and where they are highly accessible.
Although the idea of Community Fruit Trees may be simple, it is a world away from the industrial, globalized food system where most of us buy our food today. We’re on a mission to wake people up to the idea that food doesn’t have to come from the store. It can be growing all around us, in our communities, for free! Nature and community provide for each other.
The mission of the Community Compost Program is to strengthen community connections and give back to the planet by increasing the number of local composting programs across the country. Composting on a community scale serves a unique and important role in the sustainable food movement. Community compost sites can be located anywhere from a back yard to a university, community garden or local farm. By keeping the process local while engaging the community through participation and education, our community compost programs can yield many benefits such as improving local self reliance and food sovereignty.
We provide micro-grants to help people start Community Compost Programs in their community along with an easy to follow template and support from our team. Our goal is to help start 100 Community Compost Programs in 2022.
We have built gardens for over 20 people who have dreamt of having a garden but did not have the money or means to do it on their own. We primarily provide gardens for single parent families, elders and people living with low income. Our gardens are built at homes, apartments, community centers, schools, churches, etc. Our aim with these gardens is to put healthy, fresh food on the plates of households every day.
Millions of us have woken up to learn that the global, industrial food system is broken and does not serve our society in an equitable, just or sustainable manner. The time is now to rise up, take the power back from Big Agriculture, and grow our own food for our communities. The power to change a society lies in the seed! A Free Seed Library can serve as a hub in the community for people to freely get the seeds they need to grow their own food, share it with their community, and be a part of the shift towards a more sustainable, equitable and just society. We place Free Seed Libraries in publicly accessible places including in residential front yards along the sidewalk, business fronts, libraries, community centers and schools.
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Since 2015 Live Like Ally Foundation has honored Ally’s memory by sponsoring people and organizations aligned with her beautiful world vision. They hope to inspire others to live a life of intention and meaning, to think higher, to feel deeper, to love the earth…to continue on the path that Ally was clearly walking.
Ally’s gravestone states ‘What you leave behind is not what is engraved on stone monuments, it is what is woven into the lives of others.’ Nothing could sum up the legacy of this extraordinary young woman. Learn more.
What Does it Mean to Live Like Ally?
Live Like Ally is a mindful way of being in the world based on the principles Ally clearly and beautifully embodied: embracing life courageously, whole-heartedly, and without regrets; being committed to making this world a better place for all living things, having an active reverence for the Earth, and a willingness to move out of one’s comfort zone and push past personal limitations. Learn more.