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.

Barnett's studies are focused on wild edibles (he's been foraging and studying plants/mushrooms since 2011), natural history, 18th century frontier and travel journals, philosophy, and ecology. George Barnett is a Kentucky native and currently lives in Louisville with his wife and their two sons.