Photo & Text Copyright 2008 Seattle Daily Photo. All rights reserved, including reproduction or republishing.
Please vote for SDP in the grand final round of the 2008 Tournament of Blogs by clicking here: Metroblogging Seattle will close the poll for best Seattle blog this Friday at 5:00 PM Pacific time. Many thanks for all your support!
After I took this shot I was telling someone about seeing this woman make a lovely little table bouquet from blooms she salvaged from a dumpster. "Oh, that was just on Oprah! There are people who even get all their food that way. They call themselves freegans." So I looked it up.
"Freegans" are folks who try to live "off the grid" of consumerism. They tour the discards in dumpsters behind premium markets for usable food, floral, and other items. I saw this thrifty woman ask a floral delivery person if it would be okay to take a few flowers she spotted in the bin out back. The Voluntary Simplicity lifestyle already has a huge following here in Seattle. With fuel prices driving up the prices of all consumer goods and food, I imagine there will be a rise in this behavior in Seattle and elsewhere.