Free the Food!

Free the Food is a social benefit organization led by Arturo “Ara” Favrot that cultivates healthy food along roadsides. In alliance with Perma Vida, we make agreements with local landowners to cultivate along the edges of their properties, adjacent to public roads. Our volunteers follow the principles of syntropic agriculture, a method of farming that integrates natural processes and the regeneration of ecosystems.

Each planting team includes a trained guide who follows protocols and documents progress, ensuring that these newly-established syntropic “lines” along the streets will be properly installed and well-maintained. They also include signage that explains how syntropic agriculture works and indicates that the food is free to forage.

We aim to end artificial scarcity and money dependency by cultivating an abundance of healthy food in public places. Let’s free the food!