To live a sustainable life, sometimes all you need is your own backyard! In this episode of In The Know: Extreme Minimalists, Aly (@glamgardenernyc), an urban forager and educator from Staten Island, New York, shares how she utilizes her neighborhood to live a sustainable, minimalist life, as well as how the simple practice of foraging can lead to a deeper environmental appreciation.
To Aly, foraging and minimalism have a seamless, built-in relationship. “Foraging and minimalism go hand-in-hand because foraging is really bringing us back to the most primal and natural thing that there is, and that’s what minimalism is trying to do too,” Aly tells In The Know. “It’s trying to bring us back to what’s simple, what was primal, and what came first before all of this other stuff complicated our lives.”