livelikeally Photos & Videos

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There are few days in my life I have felt this exhausted. When I set out to cycle across Europe I imagined it would be 10X easier than crossing the US. I’m here to say that it is not. It’s far more challenging than I imagined, both physically and mentally. Coordinating 25 cyclists across a continent is no easy feat. With extreme highs come extreme lows and I am taking it all in strides. I’ve given every ounce of my energy to this adventure. I don’t think of my well being without thinking about the groups first. My sleep patterns are non existent, there is not a single piece of clean clothing in my bags, haven’t had a proper shower in over a week, my butt is sore, my locks are dreading and my muscles burn. Scenes like this remind me that purpose is greater than pain and I will continue digging for the courage to wake up tomorrow and cycle another day. . . . . . #rheinfalls #Switzerland #largestfalls #greenriderseurope2019 #livelikeally #biketouring #bikepacking #bikelife #france #Germany #eurovelo6 #eurovelo15 #digitalnomad

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2 weeks ago

Well, looks like our salad garden has turned into a mushroom garden for inedible cup mushrooms. Between that and the dogs getting into our corn/bean/pumpkin patch our garden is not taking off. The only areas we seem to be having luck are our potato mounds, front porch (south facing), and indoor plants. And its too late in the season to try for a fall harvest. Back to the drawing board... #fandomfarm #farmfail #mushroom #cupmushroom #tryagain #firstattemptinlearning #disappointed #freeseedproject #livelikeally #freegarden

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Love these before and after photos sent by Eric in Virgina. He reused pallets from a delivery and created these cool garden beds! He planted them out with Free Seed Project seeds like lettuce, kale, basil, carrots, and tomatoes. He said, “[The] seeds were easy to grow and cultivate.” Nice work, Eric! We love the creativity. #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #palletgarden #upcycling #organicgardening #GrowYourOwn #growfoodnotlawns #throwseedsnotbombs #climatestrike #organicfood

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3 weeks ago

Have you ever heard of an olla? Ollas are a traditional, natural way to reduce water usage, save time and grow food more successfully! Olla is Spanish for “pot” and this practice has been used for growing food for hundreds or even thousands of years. An olla is simply an unglazed clay pot with a lid on it and the way it works is very simple. The olla gets buried in the soil next to the plants, with the lid above the ground. The olla is filled with water and the water slowly seeps through the ceramic walls to keep the soil continuously moist and the plants happy and watered. The gardener only has to fill the pots every few days (depending very much on the climate and rainfall). This allows gardeners to go out of town or simply take days off, while the plants are still being watered. It requires no plastic and no electricity and ollas can last for many years. Surface watering with sprinklers and hoses is extremely inefficient with much of the water being lost to evaporation. Ollas water slowly at the roots using as much as 70% less water. With water delivered directly to the plants roots it’s also possible that less weeds germinate. It’s safe to say that ollas can be a gamechanger, especially in dry climates! We are very thankful to the good people at @GrowOya who have sponsored ollas for each of the Gardens for the People garden beds! Learn more about ollas at www.growoya.com #LiveLikeAlly #GardensForThePeople #grownyourown #organicgardening #permacultue #olla #GrowOya #ancienttechnology

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3 weeks ago

Hello Free Seed Project folks! Thank you so much for continuing to share your journey with us as you explore gardening and begin to harvest the bounty! We love seeing all of the hard work that is paying off. For helping us to spread the “Grow Your Own” movement by sharing your personal gardening stories, we have something to thank you! Check out the new Free Seed Project t-shirts! If you are interested in receiving a free t-shirt all that we ask is that you share your Free Seed Project story and photos to your personal social media and use the hashtags #FreeSeedProject and #LiveLikeAlly. Once you do that, share that post to this group as well (you will have to make the post public). We really love hearing about your experiences, so please include a couple of sentences or more of your experience. Then email growfood @robgreenfield.tv with your street address and t-shirt size (unisex sizing) and we will send you a shirt! Please know that by doing this we are gathering stories to share on the Live Like Ally Foundation’s social media, so by sharing your photos and stories you consent to us sharing them publicly. For folks who have already posted photos and stories and used hashtags, feel free to email us with your address and t-shirt size and we’ll send you one. Lastly, once you receive your t-shirts, we would love photos of you in your Free Seed Project garden sporting your new shirt with food growing from the seeds! Again, please use the hashtags #FreeSeedProject and #LiveLikeAlly. Our mission is to inspire and educate people across the USA to start growing their own food. Your stories and photos will help us do that! Sending love and abundance to all of you in your gardens! <3

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3 weeks ago

Our Spring 2019 Free Seed Project recipients are already harvesting some of their yields! How exciting! Lisa in New Smyrna, Florida shows off her fresh lettuce mix and the growth on her tomatoes. . . She says, “Lettuce Mix ready to eat! Tomatoes starting to flower. Planted directly in the ground in raised beds. Soil mix is 1/3 garden soil, 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 composted cow manure.” For more tips on gardening be sure to check out our gardening guide at robgreenfield.tv/freeseedprojectguide. . . #LiveLikeAlly #FreeSeedProject #organicgardening #growyourown #organicfood #healthyfood #obtainayield #reapyourharvest

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3 weeks ago

Ally Willen is the inspiration and motivation behind all that we do here at the Live Like Ally Foundation. Selfless, fearless, and highly motivated, we believe everybody should Live a little more Like Ally. . . She left this world at way too young of an age, but we make sure her legacy will continue to touch the lives of many. We want that positive effect to ripple out to others for eternity. Read about Ally’s story at www.llafoundation.com/about-ally. We love you forever, Ally! . . #LiveLikeAlly #selfless #fearless #permaculture #love #FreeSeedProject

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3 weeks ago

Just needs the stakes pushed in further and fencing wrapped. I hope everything grows 🌱 The soil beneath is red clay so I need to figure out if (and how) I need to fertilize to keep everything happy. Seedlings in the back I started from leftover seeds from last year indoors, seeds directly sown in the front from #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly

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1 month ago

Dana, a recipient from the Free Seed Project in 2018, has saved her seeds from her garden last year and is sharing her abundance with the homeless in her area. . . “A year ago I received my free seeds and I harvested seeds from all of them which is why I didn't need to request more! I have many seedlings popping up! Don't forget to harvest! I will use this years garden to feed the homeless down at 435 freeway! The gift that keeps on giving! Thank you!!” . This is exactly the goal of the Free Seed Project. From just one seed, a lifetime of food can be reaped to share with those without access to healthful food. Thank you, Dana! . . The photo shows her harvest from last year that she shared with her Vietnam Veteran neighbor. . . #FreeSeedProject #livelikeally #foodshare #sharingeconomy #growfood #OrganicGardening #environmentalism #permaculture #communitygardening

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Here is a little update on our Gardens for the People program! . . So far we have built two gardens-- one at @inspirecfl and one at a single parent household. In these gardens the recipients will nourish themselves with greens and vegetables like kale, lettuce, and peppers; herbs like thyme, rosemary, and cilantro; and beneficial flowers like marigolds. The gardens are currently flourishing and providing health to those who tend to and harvest from them. We are excited to plant more! . . #livelikeally #growfood #singleparent #organicfood #GrowFoodNotLawns #foodshare #share #OrganicGardening #climatestrike

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1 month ago

Imagine a street where every house has at least one fruit tree planted in its front yard. Jewels of life hang from the branches, begging its onlookers to nourish themselves. Mouths are watering and stomachs are grumbling when they are relieved to notice a sign that invites them to enjoy the fruit, as it is meant for everyone. Pure joy overcomes them as hands are quickly, but mindfully, plucking the fruit to bring to their mouths. Their taste buds dance and the tree thanks them for stopping by. This basic idea of sharing the abundance is the inspiration behind our Community Fruit Trees project! . . . A Community Fruit Tree is simply 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. In May of 2018 our team in Orlando, Florida planted over 100 Community Fruit Trees that will provide nourishment and joy to their local communities. With proper planting and post-planting care, many of these fruit trees are already setting fruit! . . . Through Community Fruit Trees, we are aiming to promote stronger communities, provide food for those who are food insecure, and educate community members about where food comes from and the simplicities of life. Photos by @sierrafordphotography and @livewonderful_ #livelikeally #communityfruittrees #communitygardening #fruittrees #GrowFoodNotLawns #GrowFood #GrowYourOwn #foodrevolution #foodsovereignty #permaculture

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2 months ago

Meet the people helping to put together the free seed packs for Free Seed Project! We are grateful for our teammates at @InspireCFL. At Inspire, they provide employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities. It’s been so wonderful to have their help and it’s been rewarding for them to help thousands of people to grow their own food through their work! This year we have sent out 3,000 seed packs to people in all 50 states across the USA. At the Free Seed Project, we aim to increase access to healthy food for as many people as we can, so we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown their own food before. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden. - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #GrowYourOwn #GrowYourOwnFood #OrganicGardening #OrganicGardener #GrowFood #GrowFoodNotLawns #foodsovereignty

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2 months ago

Starting tomatoes and basil today from the free garden starter kit I got from the #freeseedproject. I’m hoping to learn more about gardening and saving seeds this summer, as well as feed my family and share fresh vegetables with our community. @live_like_ally @robjgreenfield #livelikeally #robgreenfield #seeds #seedstarting #freeseeds #seedsaving #wannabegardener #familygarden #communitygarden #growyourown #growyourownfood #eathealthy #wholefoods #plantbased #vegan #organicgardening #femalefarmer #homesteading #tomato #basil #growinggrays #thegrayhomestead

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2 months ago

Got some amazing seeds in today from The Free Seed Project and some luffa seeds I ordered from @dirty_knees_farm I can't wait to get everything planted and share the abundance with those in need in our town. My goal is to have them come to my garden, grab a bag and fill it up. And for those who can't pick up, I will deliver! . #freeseedproject #livelikeally #growfoodnotlawns #gardening #garden #growyourownfood #gardenersofinstagram #growenoughtofeedothers #backyardhomestead #homesteadmisfits #lifeinasmalltown #smalltownliving

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2 months ago

Other than living for challenges, I also love giving gifts and giving back! . I was picked as one of the recipients of the #freeseedproject 🙌 So not only will I be growing food to help my community, I'll also be perfecting my gardening skillz! . We have a local food bank, and my plan is to call them before I have a harvest ready and see if they could use it. If our local one can't, we are so close to the city and other counties, I know I'll have no problem finding takers. . It's fun to have pretty IG squares, seeing likes, comments and follows does it for some people. But I'm not about that life. I want to make a difference with people, and I want to do it naturally, in a way that promotes health and better eating. Let's be real, when you're laying in a box, or cremated in a jar are your thousands of followers going to be there? Are people going to say, damn she had over 10k followers on IG? 😂 That's a negative ghost rider 😎 . Use this platform to make a change, connect with people, make lasting relationships, support one another and look for opportunities to give back! Grow some extra veggies and give them to a local food bank. . Alright, that's my rant of the day 😋 I've got animals to be fed, milked and let out, grocery shopping and errands...I'm already exhausted thinking about it!

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2 months ago

Let the gardening begin! As we speak, 2,000 people across the United State are receiving a pack of seeds from Free Seed Project to help them grow their own organic, healthy food! And we have another 1,000 going in the mail next week. At the Free Seed Project, we aim to increase access to healthy food for as many people as we can, so we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown their own food before. We plan to help tens of thousands of people to grow their own food. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden. These packs are being received by people in all 50 states across the USA! We are so grateful for all of our teammates at @InspireCFL. At Inspire, they provide employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities. It’s been so wonderful to have their help in putting together these seed packs and it’s been rewarding for them to help thousands of people to grow their own food through their work! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #GrowYourOwn #GrowYourOwnFood #OrganicGardening #OrganicGardener #GrowFood #GrowFoodNotLawns #foodsovereignty

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2 months ago

Let the gardening begin! As I type, 2,000 people across the United State are receiving a pack of seeds from Free Seed Project to help them grow their own organic, healthy food! And we have another 1,000 going in the mail next week. At the Free Seed Project, we aim to increase access to healthy food for as many people as we can, so we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown their own food before. We plan to help tens of thousands of people to grow their own food. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden. These packs are being received by people in all 50 states across the USA! I am so grateful for all of our teammates at @InspireCFL. At Inspire, they provide employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities. It’s been so wonderful to have their help in putting together these seed packs and it’s been rewarding for them to help thousands of people to grow their own food through their work! This project is largely made possible through @Live_like_Ally Foundation in memory of Ally Willen. We will be posting on that page about Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees and Gardens for the People. Please follow Live Like Ally to stay tuned and get involved! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #GrowYourOwn #GrowYourOwnFood #OrganicGardening #OrganicGardener #GrowFood #GrowFoodNotLawns #FoodSovereignty

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Posted @withrepost @robjgreenfield Announcing the Free Seed Project for 2019! I have partnered with my friends at The Live Like Ally Foundation @Live_like_Ally to help thousands of people across the USA to grow their own healthy food. In 2018 we helped over 2,000 people across all 50 states of the USA to grow their own food. This year, we’re are back at it again, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 more people. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden! We want to increase access to organic gardening and healthy food for as many people as we can. So, we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown food before. Go to www.robgreenfield.tv/freeseedproject to submit a request for a seed pack or learn more. (link in bio) This project is largely made possible through @Live_like_Ally Foundation in memory of Ally Willen. We will be posting on that page about Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees and Gardens for the People. Please follow Live Like Ally to stay tuned and get involved! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #FoodFreedom #Growyourown #urbanfarming #organicgardening #urbangardening #GrowYourOwnFood #GrowfoodNotLawns Photo taken 04/24/2018 during a Free Seed Project party

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Posted @withrepost @robjgreenfield Announcing the Free Seed Project for 2019! I have partnered with my friends at The Live Like Ally Foundation @Live_like_Ally to help thousands of people across the USA to grow their own healthy food. In 2018 we helped over 2,000 people across all 50 states of the USA to grow their own food. This year, we’re are back at it again, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 more people. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden! We want to increase access to organic gardening and healthy food for as many people as we can. So, we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown food before. Go to www.robgreenfield.tv/freeseedproject to submit a request for a seed pack or learn more. (link in bio) This project is largely made possible through @Live_like_Ally Foundation in memory of Ally Willen. We will be posting on that page about Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees and Gardens for the People. Please follow Live Like Ally to stay tuned and get involved! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #FoodFreedom #Growyourown #urbanfarming #organicgardening #urbangardening #GrowYourOwnFood #GrowfoodNotLawns Photo taken 04/24/2018 during a Free Seed Project party

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3 months ago

In 2018, along with @robjgreenfield , we helped over 2,000 people across all 50 states of the USA to grow their own food. This year, we’re are back at it again, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 more people to help them grow their own organic, healthy food! In 2018 we offered the Free Seed Project to anyone who submitted a request. We were amazed at the thousands of people who requested seeds from us! This year we are focusing our efforts on helping people who would not otherwise get to grow their own food or who have never grown food before. To learn more and to submit a request for a free seed pack visit at www.robgreenfield.tv/freeseedproject (link in bio) #LiveLikeAlly #freeseedproject

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3 months ago

#Repost @robjgreenfield • • • • • Announcing the Free Seed Project for 2019! I have partnered with my friends at The Live Like Ally Foundation @Live_like_Ally to help thousands of people across the USA to grow their own healthy food. In 2018 we helped over 2,000 people across all 50 states of the USA to grow their own food. This year, we’re are back at it again, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 more people. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden! We want to increase access to organic gardening and healthy food for as many people as we can. So, we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown food before. Go to www.robgreenfield.tv/freeseedproject to submit a request for a seed pack or learn more. (link in bio) This project is largely made possible through @Live_like_Ally Foundation in memory of Ally Willen. We will be posting on that page about Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees and Gardens for the People. Please follow Live Like Ally to stay tuned and get involved! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #FoodFreedom #Growyourown #urbanfarming #organicgardening #urbangardening #GrowYourOwnFood #GrowfoodNotLawns Photo taken 04/24/2018 during a Free Seed Project party

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Announcing the Free Seed Project for 2019! I have partnered with my friends at The Live Like Ally Foundation @Live_like_Ally to help thousands of people across the USA to grow their own healthy food. In 2018 we helped over 2,000 people across all 50 states of the USA to grow their own food. This year, we’re are back at it again, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 more people. The kit includes seeds for healthy greens, nourishing veggies, tasty herbs and a mix of flowers to support beneficial insects, bees and butterflies. It’s enough seeds for a small to medium sized garden! We want to increase access to organic gardening and healthy food for as many people as we can. So, we offer these seeds to people who can’t otherwise afford or access seeds and people who have never grown food before. Go to www.robgreenfield.tv/freeseedproject to submit a request for a seed pack or learn more. (link in bio) This project is largely made possible through @Live_like_Ally Foundation in memory of Ally Willen. We will be posting on that page about Free Seed Project, Community Fruit Trees and Gardens for the People. Please follow Live Like Ally to stay tuned and get involved! - - - #FreeSeedProject #LiveLikeAlly #FoodFreedom #Growyourown #urbanfarming #organicgardening #urbangardening #GrowYourOwnFood #GrowfoodNotLawns Photo taken 04/24/2018 during a Free Seed Project party

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7 months ago

“A year ago you funded my desire to help refugees in Greece. Your inspiration encouraged me to volunteer more... Volunteering abroad has deeply enriched my life.” -Sarah Brown • • • Sarah was an LLA recipient who traveled to Greece to work with refugees. While we’ve shifted our focus this year to working on domestic projects to battle food insecurity, it’s always great to hear from our previous recipients and see what they’ve been up to since their trips! • • • Who else here feels that volunteering has enriched your life? Tell us about it in the comments! • • • If you’re interested in learning about our more recent projects, check out our website- link in the bio!

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8 months ago

Our Community Fruit Trees project is up and running, and we have the pics to prove it! • • • Not sure what a Community Fruit Tree is? These are trees on publicly owned property that anyone can pick from. This project is one of many to come out of our partnership with @robjgreenfield to combat food insecurity and promote permaculture. So far we have 110 trees planted in Orlando, Florida- if you live in the area and want to see a map of these trees, check out communityfruittrees.org. • • • Want to learn more? Check out the “projects” tab on our website, link in the bio! • • • #livelikeally #communityfruittrees #robgreenfield #permaculture #endhunger #nature #climatechange #savetheenvironment #nowaste #inspiration #photo #instagood

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8 months ago

"Think higher, feel deeper" was one of Ally's favorite quotes. The concept, as well as the context in which Elie Weisel wrote it, really inspired Ally to put others first. We should all aim to think a little higher and feel a little deeper! • • • What are some quotes that motivate you? Tell us in the comments, we may use them on our Instagram! • • • Photo credit goes to Ally herself 📸 • #livelikeally #elieweisel #quote #nature #pretty #beauty #inspiration #feelgood #dogood #photo #photography #travel #instagood #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #savetheenvironment #helppeople #doyourpart #strongertogether

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9 months ago

“I've undergone many lifestyle changes since my trip. Investing in reusable bags and water bottles, bringing a reusable cup to Starbucks... taking shorter showers, using fans over air conditioning, fluorescent lights bulbs, more natural light, recycling, reducing all kinds of trash and waste - In a world of billions, every person's actions truly do count!” -Serena, LLA recipient who traveled to the Galápagos Islands to study animal conservation. • • • Being kind to the Earth is a great way to Live Like Ally. Do you have any tips for easy, environmentally-friendly lifestyle changes? Let us know in the comments! • • • #livelikeally #nature #pretty #beauty #photo #photography #travel #instagood #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #savetheenvironment #doyourpart #strongertogether

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9 months ago

Marianne Wells Yoga School has been holding their 'Jimmy's Way' yoga retreats all summer and instead of charging a fee, they're asking for donations to support Live Like Ally (and another org). If you are in the Greenport, Long Island area, please look into attending this awesome 1-day retreat on Sept. 15th. Full details at mariannewells.com/jimmys-way-new-york. #yoga #mariannewellsyoga #mindfullness #livelikeally

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10 months ago

Lexi and Ally were best of friends and closely aligned in world view. We became aware of Rob Greenfield, our partner in permaculture, through Lexi after her epic bike journey with the Greenriders...Rob and his partner Cheryl coordinated and rode the 3700 mile trek that combined eco activism with a journey of self discovery. Live Like Ally helped Lexi make the trip a reality and it had a profound effect on her...Lexi and her partner (who she met on the ride!) ended up helping Rob get the Free Seed Project and other Live Like Ally/Rob Greenfield partnership projects going! Follow the link in our bio for more information! #livelikeally #robgreenfield @el_maker_bee #greenrider #permaculture #plantitforward

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10 months ago

One year ago today I descended Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park with my fellow Green Riders. To say the least, biking from New York to Oregon in the name of servitude with almost 50 other people was the most life enriching experience I have ever co-created. I left with more friends, more memories, and more conquered challenges than I ever thought I'd have in my lifetime. Best of all, I left with a new found love- my partner in this crazy life. The most compassionate, driven, giving, and adventurous human anyone could ever ask for, Tyler has helped me grow in aspects I was afraid to even acknowledge existed. We are together over a year later, still growing together and figuring out the biggest challenge of all- how to make our lasting legacy in this life. It is painfully exciting to work towards our goals together and navigate the waters of this grand adventure of life. I love you, Tyler! Thank you for choosing me as your human. 🤓 As for the Green Riders, I carry a piece of every one of you with me every day and on every adventure. Thank you for being my commrades. Here is to many more days full of biking, planting, eating, loving, and exploring, and to many many more miles together. . . . . . #biketouring #bikepacking #glaciernationalpark #adventure #volunteering #livelikeally #greenriders #deeplove #activism #vegan #vegancylists

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10 months ago

Our partnership with Rob Greenfield is bearing fruit...and a whole lot of other organic food for people like Jane H. Jane is one of 2,000 who received a bundle of seeds through the Free Seed Project. Her foray into gardening began as a way to improve her nutrition on a limited budget, with the added bonus that her home grown bounty 'tastes much much better than anything you can get in the grocery store.' Every year her harvest gets a little better. Jane says 'that's how gardening is, the more you do the better you get!' #permaculture #robgreenfield #livelikeally #organicgardening #freeseedproject #yarden #yardening

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10 months ago

Our foundation's guiding mission is based on the principles our daughter Ally so beautifully embodied in her life. She was compassionate beyond her years and regularly demonstrated a kindness that is all too rare these days. For instance, Ally regularly corresponded with John, a 'lifer' in a Texas penitentiary. The flower displayed in this post was hand-painted by John as the art for a birthday card that Ally never received. In the card John wrote 'your presence makes the world a better place, particularly my world.' When he learned of her passing, he wrote Ally's sister Emily, 'she reached out to me, a nobody; she gave me love and dignity when no one else would.' That was Ally. There are many organizations that can help you provide compassion and kindness to prisoner. A quick Google search will return dozens of options, including facilitators of prisoner correspondence. Follow the link in the bio to learn more, and please follow us! #livelikeally #compassion #kindness

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11 months ago

Sometime leaving good fingerprints means leaving no fingerprints....check out https://wildminimalist.com/blogs/news/9-easy-steps-towards-zero-waste-that-are-free for some easy tips toward the zero waste lifestyle...and check out the rest of their site for great products. #zerowaste #sustainableliving #livelikeally #permaculture

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1 year ago

#Repost @robjgreenfield with @get_repost ・・・ Over the last month my team and volunteers have planted 100 Community Fruit Trees in Orlando! A Community Fruit Tree is a publicly owned fruit tree that is easily accessible for anyone to pick from and enjoy. Each tree will have a sign inviting people to enjoy the fruit and will also be on an online map (coming soon). The 100 trees we planted are now at home in residential front yards and medians by the street, community gardens, public parks, community centers, schools and churches. These fruit trees are growing right where people walk every day with full accessibility. Through this program we are aiming to increase accessibility to fresh, locally grown food and help people take steps away from the industrial, globalized food system where most of us get our food today. But we also are taking it a step further and showing that food can be more than just locally purchased and grown- it can be abundantly growing for free all around us, simply by working with nature. My hopes is that these 100 Community Fruit Trees will serve as a foundation to creating 1,000’s of these trees across the nation. Learn more at: www.communityfruittrees.org Thank you to Live Like Ally Foundation @thelivelikeallyfoundation for your partnership in providing the funds for Community Fruit Trees! Photo credit: Live Wonderful Photography @danielle_werner www.livewonderful.com #CommunityFruitTrees #livelikeally

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Over the last month my team and volunteers have planted 100 Community Fruit Trees in Orlando! A Community Fruit Tree is a publicly owned fruit tree that is easily accessible for anyone to pick from and enjoy. Each tree will have a sign inviting people to enjoy the fruit and will also be on an online map (coming soon). The 100 trees we planted are now at home in residential front yards and medians by the street, community gardens, public parks, community centers, schools and churches. These fruit trees are growing right where people walk every day with full accessibility. Through this program we are aiming to increase accessibility to fresh, locally grown food and help people take steps away from the industrial, globalized food system where most of us get our food today. But we also are taking it a step further and showing that food can be more than just locally purchased and grown- it can be abundantly growing for free all around us, simply by working with nature. My hopes is that these 100 Community Fruit Trees will serve as a foundation to creating 1,000’s of these trees across the nation. Learn more at: www.communityfruittrees.org Thank you to Live Like Ally Foundation @thelivelikeallyfoundation for your partnership in providing the funds for Community Fruit Trees! Photo credit: Live Wonderful Photography @danielle_werner www.livewonderful.com #CommunityFruitTrees #livelikeally

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Today I delivered 1,000 free seed packs to the post office (by bike and trailer) to be shipped to people in all 50 states across the USA to grow their own healthy, organic food! This brings the total up to 2,000 seed packs sent, all to people who requested them. In their request, they committed to plant the seeds and share some of their harvest with their community. Our focus is on helping beginner gardeners or experienced gardeners who will use the seeds to help others grow their own food. The Free Seed Project is on a mission to strengthen the "grow your own" movement and expand the culture of sharing and caring for our communities. As well as give people the ability to take steps away from the industrial, globalized food system and take power back from Big Ag and put the power into their own hands and their communities. These 2,000 packs took over 500+ hours of work to put together through the help of 100+ volunteers. It truly would not have been possible without people coming together in the name of a better world. I am so grateful for all people taking action to improve themselves, their communities and the earth. It's now time to watch thousands of gardens grow across the nation. I'm confident that the 2.5 MILLION seeds that we sent out will spread positive ripples far and wide. Some will come back to us and bring us joy, but most of it, we will never see. But that's not what important. It's the thousands of home grown meals, the first ever bites of garden fresh veggies for people that only knew food to come from the store, the countless bees and butterflies that will feed off the nectar from the flowers, the diverse life that will replace monocrop lawns, the habitat created for our fellow species, the fossil fuels saved by growing locally, and all the happiness, health and sustainability that will come as a result of time well spent outdoors. That's what makes all this work well worth it! These seed packs are only the beginning of many beautiful journeys. Learn more at www.FreeSeedProject.org #freeseedproject #livelikeally The Free Seed Project is made possible through a grant from @thelivelikeallyfoundation

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I've been talking a lot lately about metaphorically planting seeds of hope and healing. Today I planted literal seeds from The Free Seed Project and @thelivelikeallyfoundation. I'm excited to watch them grow! I planted #chives #basil #carrots #lettuce #cucumber #tomato #dill and bee feed mix. I will give the rest to my neighbor for his garden. Thanks to the always inspiring @robjgreenfield 💓 . . . #freeseedproject #plantingseeds #sandiego #northpark #hope #healing #growyourownfood #universityheightssd #normalheights #sandiegohealth #livelikeally #growyourownfood #gardening #gardenformentalhealth #medicalintuitive #sandiegogarden

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I’m so overjoyed! My free seeds came in the mail! They gave so many, and such a great variety! 👩🏻‍🌾 check out #freeseedproject #livelikeally

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Three years ago, I completed my ninth and final NZ Great Walk. In completing one challenge, I knew the doors were opening to the next, and my appetite for the great outdoors was well and truly whetted. But. The day I got back into civilisation, my heart broke. While I’d been enjoying the comfort and safety of a Great Walk, with the well formed tracks and careful advice from DOC hut wardens (who held us back a day due to flooding rivers), Otago Uni international student Ally Willen lost her life on a nearby track, when the rivers flooded and she was separated from her fellow hikers. Ally’s tragedy has stuck with me, ever since reading her own personal writing, and hearing about her heroism and her dedication to improving the lives of those around her. This kid was destined for great things, and now the world is all the poorer without her. Though I never met her, Ally’s lessons stick with me, and remind me daily to think higher, to feel deeper, and to leave good fingerprints. The world would be a better place if we all lived like Ally. So, if you haven’t heard her story before, thanks for reading, and I’d love it if you take a minute every now and then to try and #livelikeally . - Ed.

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Sometimes ya gotta move three dozen steel buckets from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore or pick up five bails of straw from the side of the road. Anything is possible (within 300 lbs) with this amazing Bikes At Work trailer. This trailer has been a blessing, and such a breeze. So grateful! 🚴‍♀️ . Peep my blog (link in my bio) to read about what I am doing with @robjgreenfield and @thelivelikeallyfoundation to make the world a brighter, greener place! New blog post coming soon. :) . . . . #bikesatwork #gardensforsinglemoms #community #communitycompost #communityfruittrees #permaculture #environmentalism #livelikeally #livelikeallyfoundation #crushmode #gettinitdone #urbanpermaculture #urbanfarming #urbangardening

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Ok so I did just post about having too many seeds. But these are special seeds from from the #freeseedproject . We will be planting these and sharing what grows with our friends, family and community. We are also going to let some go to seed, save the seeds and pass them on to others. (But first, we need some snow to melt so we can get in the garden) Go to www.freeseedproject.org and get your free seeds! They will mail you seeds, and you can join a FB group and check out their website for information on how to grow your own garden. . #seedsavers #growyourownfood #growthegood #gardening #gardeningwithkids #livelikeally @thelivelikeallyfoundation @robjgreenfield

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Introducing the Free Seed Project! I have partnered with @thelivelikeallyfoundation to provide the seeds, literally, for an alternative to the industrial, globalized food system, and to encourage people to make a deeper connection with the earth. We’re giving away free garden starter kits to 1,000+ people across the United States to grow their own food. The garden starter kit includes seeds for healthy greens like kale, arugula, and spinach, nourishing veggies like carrots and beets, and tasty herbs like basil and cilantro. Plus, a mix of flowers which will support the beneficial insects, bees and butterflies in communities across the nation. That’s quite the garden, all from one envelope in the mail! If you want to receive a packet to help you grow your own food and share with your community go to www.FreeSeedProject.org! #freeseedproject #livelikeally

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Meet one of the project coordinators for the Gardens for Single Moms program! (And, no, I don't mean Toby the cat. Caught your attention though, didn't I?) 🐈 . Tyler @ableurself , Rob @robjgreenfield , Cheryl @cheryltdavies , and I have the pleasure of gifting front yard gardens (aka yardens) to some very deserving single moms in Orlando. Partnering with the @thelivelikeallyfoundation , we are able to provide abundant edible landscapes to these families, teach them how to grow and harvest their own food, and ultimately enrich their lives in many ways. 🌱 . Holding down this position in another city finally allows us to live in the van The Black Pearl full time! It has been really fun to figure out solutions to our needs in an unconventional setting. 🚐 Many thanks to Jen, one of our single moms, who is letting us park in her driveway full time! 🙏 . We have been amazingly busy tracking down the right amount of plants for this many gardens, ordering materials and tools, visiting nurseries, and organizing volunteer days. It satisfyingly leaves little time for social media browsing or posting. 😋 I'd like to post pictures of the yarden transformations, how we live life in the van, and other cool things like this awesome cat, so keep a look out! 🤓 . . . . #gardensforsinglemoms #lla #livelikeally #permaculture #yardens #permacultureparadise #permaculturedreams #vanlife #theblackpearl #wevegan #veganpermaculture #levelup #transformations in so many ways #nurserycat #cat #catsofinstagram #mylifeissuperswell #giving #lifeofgiving

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Day 41/365: Did she really just take a picture of a tree stump? Yes. Yes I did. I was reminded of a quote today that inspired this photo. “I’ve always liked trees because the rings build off of each other and each one strengthens the tree – sometimes so slowly that it’s hard to understand in the moment. That’s how I feel about life experiences too. Your experiences develop you into a stronger person even if it’s hard to understand. Each time you meet a person, you leave a mark on them (finger print) and we have a responsibility to leave only good marks, leave good impressions, and consciously put positive energy into the world.” - @thelivelikeallyfoundation. #day41 #instaxaday #tree #instaxmini #instax90 #photoaday #wordstoliveby #polaroidaday #livelikeally

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If this is the spirit of giving season, Calvin wins the award hands-down! Calvin is the true definition of kindness. At age15 instead of being cozy in his home on Christmas Day he traveled to Kenya. He is working with children who have been sold by their own parents and recovered by a fostering agency. These children need love and Calvin is showing up in a big way. #GivingLoveFillsYourHeart ❤️ #AllChildrenDeserveCare 👌 #WeAreAllInThisTogether 🙏 #LiveLikeAlly #LLAFoundation.com

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