Photo: Allyson Akers

George Barnett owns and operates The Hungry Forager (established in 2020), an educational program based out of the Bluegrass Region focused on teaching people about wild edibles, ethnobotany, ecology and agroforestry. George launched "Little Hickories" under The Hungry Forager in 2023, which offers programs to children ranging from ages 2-16. These programs are intended to help kids form close bonds with nature and to become more self-reliant, virtuous, curious and better stewards for the future of natural spaces.

George's background studies are focused on wild edibles (he's been foraging and studying plants/mushrooms since 2011), natural history, ecology and the history of utilizing tree crops in North America. George is a Kentucky native and currently lives in the city of Louisville with his wife and their two sons.