686: Chris Hall and Stef Lowi on Lovin Off the Land.
Spending a year eating only what they could catch, grow, harvest, or raise.
In This Podcast:
Have you ever wondered what would it be like to eat for an entire year without stepping foot in a grocery store? Sure, our ancestors did it, but can we? Chris Hall and Stef Lowi decided to take advantage of the sudden changes in their lives and find out. They had almost no experience, simply learning how as they went along, but they progressed from surviving to thriving. By the end of the year, Chris and Stef found that their relationships with food, themselves and each other had changed in some unexpected ways.
Our Guest:When the pandemic first hit, Chris Hall and Stef Lowi found themselves without jobs, living on a small island, while grocery stores were running out of items, and supply chains were breaking down. They asked themselves “What would happen if things got worse? Could we survive without grocery stores?” They decided to take a 365 Day Challenge and find out.
Listen in and learn about:
- Living on an island in Canada during the pandemic
- Preparing to feed themselves
- Getting rid of temptations
- Relying on the ocean until the vegetables started growing
- Raising their own meat
- Learning from mentors
- Discovering edibles all around
- Noticing a reduction in waste
- Adjusting to the new way of living
- Offering an honest experience on YouTube
- Stef’s takeaway: The confidence she’s gained
- Chris’ takeaway: How detached we are from where our food comes from and how dependent we are on big corporations
- Going into their 2nd year
As well as:
Their failure – Losing their bees over the winter
Their success – Just sticking with it
Their drive – Seeing how rewarding this lifestyle can be
Their advice – “Don’t go so extreme. You can do little things to start.”
Chris’ & Stef’s Book recommendation:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
How to reach Chris & Stef:
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