For my new post today I'd like to explore and hear some input on one of the more taboo lifestyles out there.
Could you live the anti-consumerist life? For freegans, finding sustenance doesn't involve swinging by the drive thru, dining at a restaurant, getting pizza delivered, or going to the grocery store....well, going to the grocery store *sort of*
As a freegan, you main means would be from foraging, sharing, and gardening. While these methods would save alot of money..is this the only motivation for Freegans?
By foraging, think dumpster diving. Think of all the wasted food products day in and day out at your local grocer, some of it still perfectly good. As a freegan this would be your main grub hub.
Gardens are cool. If you're into veggies and it's a good time of year, go for it.
If you think the only reasons for such a taboo lifestyle are fiscal, you'd be wrong. It stems from much deeper motivations, such as environmentalism, anti consumerism, and non conformity.
I for could never subscribe to dumpster diving for my meals, however, I do think it's wasteful the ways that bakeries, restaurants, Starbucks,etc all dump their 'near expiration date goodies' the day before. If there's some people out there willing to take it off these bussiness' hands, more power to them.