Fleet Farming recognized by the United Nations Food Gardens Initiative for “outstanding efforts to further sustainable urban agriculture and contribute to the food security and well being of their community.” The United Nations Food Gardens initiative was developed from the premise that community food gardens can serve as an excellent source of local produce while… Continue reading U.N. Food Gardens
Networking with leaders within our neighborhoods has made way for partnerships that promote a healthier, more connected community. Parramore’s “Head Start” program at the Callahan Oaks Community Center and Knowledge for Living Center has helped us provide raised garden bed installations along with a hands-on education opportunity for their students, teachers, and volunteers. Nationally recognized,… Continue reading Head Start at Knowledge For Living
In 1989, Callahan Oaks became one of the first affordable housing projects of the Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC), a not-for-profit housing development company in Central Florida. This organization also provides their inhabitants with a Resident Services Program (RSP), giving residents the opportunity and access to programs and services that promote much-needed workforce enhancements, increase independent… Continue reading Callahan Oaks ONIC Garden Build In Parramore
Last November, we hosted the Fleet Farming Fall Festival at the Maya Papaya Organic Farm complete with yoga, workshops, music, and great food! We started the morning with yoga and meditation lead by Samantha Soto before our program director, Lee Perry, led a farming workshop on moringa tree planting and transplanting vegetables and greens. Other… Continue reading Fleet Farming Fall Festival at Maya Papaya Organic Farm
In 1886, the African American school, Orlando Black, now existing as Jones High School, opened its doors in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood. Until the mid 20th century, the Florida State Constitution required that black students and white students be educated in separate spaces. In fact, for many years, Jones High was the only high school in… Continue reading ACE School Seeding Event
Macbeth Studio and Local Love Orlando teamed up to host their third ever Local Love Night! This fundraising event benefited our urban agriculture program, Fleet Farming, and was held at one of our farmlette sites, East End Market on November 14th, 2017. On this special evening, members of the Orlando community came out to show their… Continue reading Local Love Night
Pedal Powered Urban Agriculture For All. What is Fleet Farming? Fleet Farming is an urban agriculture program of the 501(c)(3) non-profit and accredited NGO of the United Nations, IDEAS For Us. Fleet Farming transforms lawns into farms in the mission to increase local food accessibility while creating a healthier, more connected world. Fleet Farming was… Continue reading What is Fleet Farming?
Orlando Restaurants Come Together To Support Local Food: Homestead Harvest at the Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes 2017 · There is a growing movement in Central Florida that involves local food, local eaters, and local doers that is called the Local Food Movement. All three of these aspects were brought together for a night of fine… Continue reading The Ritz Carlton Homestead Harvest Benefit