In an interview with Austin Life journal, Grenier revealed he put Los Angeles and New York behind him so he might pursue farming.
His farm is reportedly 45 minutes outdoors of Austin in Barstop, a metropolis that has a inhabitants of roughly 88,723, in line with U.S. Census information. It additionally sits not removed from the Colorado River and wildflower fields, the journal studies.
“I purchased a spot in Austin 5 years in the past and a 12 months in the past I made a decision to maneuver right here completely,” Grenier advised Austin Life. “I had associates right here, I ran a enterprise right here, and favored the tempo. Austin is cosmopolitan with out being snooty; it is earthy. Persons are sensible and profitable however they do not flaunt it.”
The 44-year-old actor moved to Texas in December and has been working to make his land a “wildlife sanctuary” the place bees, butterflies, birds and finally llamas or alpacas can discover meals.
In the meantime, the produce he and his associate Jordan Roemmele develop collectively consists of peaches, apples, loquats, figs, avocados and extra. The pair are additionally working to revive the stability of their pond, in order that they’ll have the ability to fish their very own protein.
Though Grenier has made important progress on his farm in latest months and has documented a lot of it on his Instagram, he doesn’t name himself a “farmer.” As a substitute, he prefers the phrase “apprentice.”
Lengthy earlier than he made his way of life change, Greiner’s breakout roles had been within the HBO sequence “Entourage” and David Frankel’s “The Satan Wears Prada.”
Nonetheless, he felt the push to vary the trajectory of his life when he realized he wasn’t residing sustainably.
“I’ve been doing environmental work for the final 20 years, I’ve began organizations and run non-profits, all designed to inform folks to dwell extra in keeping with nature—and but, I wasn’t residing that method,” Greiner defined to Austin Life. “In some ways, I reached the apex of that promise—in the event you work onerous, you turn into well-known, you then make some huge cash… but it surely was lackluster on the prime.”
At present, Greiner is a UN Atmosphere Programme Goodwill Ambassador and co-founder of the Lonely Whale, a company devoted to lowering plastic use and saving the world’s oceans.