Plant-Smart Living

What Do You Want to Learn More About?

What Do You Want to Learn More About?

We have produced a lot of content on our website, YouTube, and on our Facebook paged over the past few years. Plant-Smart Living has seen steady growth in followers and subscribers, and we receive feedback from our viewers quite often, usually sharing great stories of success and asking questions about the plant-based diet and gardening. 

I would like to extend the offer to all of you to leave a comment on this post regarding things you would like to learn more about from Farmer Fred and the Plant-Smart Living crew. The question can cover any topic - no matter how small. 

Any questions you ask, we will do our best to answer in the form of a detailed article, YouTube video, and a response to your comment. This is a simple chance to directly engage with Plant-Smart Living and become an active member of our community - and shape the future of some of Plant-Smart Living's content!!

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

The Plant-Based Cyclist Interviews Farmer Fred - Health Rebels

Plant-Smart Living's Farmer Fred Detwiler was interviewed by the Plant-Based Cyclist for episode #4 of his YouTube series Health Rebels. This is a great little series worth checking out if you want some plant-based lifestyle success stories that are different than just what you read in fragments through other media outlets. 

Let's Celebrate Plant-Smart Living Reaching 1,000 Subscribers on YouTube

Let's Celebrate Plant-Smart Living Reaching 1,000 Subscribers on YouTube

Plant-Smart Living with Farmer Fred has been online for a year now, and has seen a lot of growth in this time. Our Facebook page, where we are most active on social media, has reached over 6,500 "likes," and our YouTube page has just reached over 1,000 subscribers! Reaching these goals has been the result of much hard work and effort by multiple people looking to bring Farmer Fred's vision to life. It has been a challenge at times, but one we hope you find to be beneficial and useful to enhance your life, whether you are working in a garden or just looking for tips to live a healthier, whole foods, plant-based lifestyle.

PSL Trader Joe's Grocery Shopping Haul - May 2016

PSL Trader Joe's Grocery Shopping Haul - May 2016

As you may know, I have been on a whole foods, plant-based diet for over 3 years now. The results on my health have been very significant. From a critical loss of 65 pounds to a reduction in pain and symptoms of other health conditions, it is hard to argue against the benefits of a plant-based diet when the positive results are staring me in the face. My diet has evolved over time to remove dairy products and oils as well. Of course, one of the struggles many face when exploring this lifestyle is being unsure of what to eat. Here is my May 2016 shopping haul from Trader Joe's to give you an idea of what you can put in your cart and pick up!

Balboa Park in San Diego – A Plant-Smart Living Exhibit

Balboa Park in San Diego – A Plant-Smart Living Exhibit

One of the unexpected treasures of San Diego discovered during out 2015 trip out West was Balboa Park. This is a huge area filled with lots to see and lots to do. No doubt, we at Plant Smart Living spent quite a lot of time exploring the beautiful use of nature as is exemplified in the Japanese Zen Garden and the Arboretum, but there were also other man-made sites to see that are too cool to ignore.

Celebrate Amazon Prime Day & Support Plant-Smart Living!

Celebrate Amazon Prime Day & Support Plant-Smart Living!

July 12th is a different kind of holiday. Amazon Prime Day is geared towards providing great deals to Amazon Prime Members. If you are planning to do some “holiday” shopping, why not support Plant-Smart Living in the process?

There are many ways to Support Plant-Smart Living, and buying through our Amazon affiliate links enable us to earn a commission without you spending an extra dime. You just click the link, buy goods like you would usually, and we earn a small commission that enables us to better support the manpower and time required to continue producing PSL content.

Happy Independence Day from Plant-Smart Living!

Happy Independence Day from Plant-Smart Living!

I wanted to wish you all a Happy Independence Day! This is a day that sits close to my heart for two major reasons:

  1. My son-in-law (who works tirelessly to help me with getting content put online for Plant-Smart Living) serves actively in the US military and has served multiple tours overseas and domestically.
  2. Independence Day serves as a reflection of the fact that we are "free." This freedom, of course, is representative of freedom from the chains of oppressive dictators and rulers. However, I think this translates to personal freedom, which is a part of the plant-based message we are consistently looking to spread.

Plant-Smart Living 2nd Giveaway is a Success!

Plant-Smart Living 2nd Giveaway is a Success!

Throughout June 2016, Plant-Smart Living held a month long giveaway comprised of almost $300 dollars worth of plant-based, vegan book resources and a PSL T-Shirt. We received many entries (1,279 to be exact!) and saw large growth in our community, and more importantly, our community interaction with us on social media, YouTube, and on our website here. This success would have been impossible without the input and motivation put forth by many of you who entered the giveaway.