Community gardens are continuously growing in the City of Orlando. They provide a sense of community, food, and positively contribute to protecting the environment. A community garden can consist of one or several plots that grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs for the local community. In the City of Orlando, there are 16 community gardens, all… Continue reading Community Gardens: A Step in the Right Direction
The meat industry produces immense amounts of gas emissions that negatively affect our atmosphere. Methane, nitrous oxide, and carbon dioxide are three major livestock emissions that affect our atmosphere (2). According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), “Meat and dairy specifically accounts for around 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions.” Reduction in meat… Continue reading 4 Easy Ways to Incorporate More Plant-Based Eating Practices
The real cost of food doesn’t only involve our actual money, but it can also cost us our local farmers, our community, our environment and our own health. How are we going to compromise on our own food but have it affect some of the most valuable and priceless things in our lives? Our chase… Continue reading The Real Cost of Food
If we could give any pollinator an MVP award, it would probably have to go to the bee. Admittedly, every pollinator deserves one, but these buzzing workers make more than just honey. Actually, they are responsible for the pollination of about $15 billion worth of crops every year! Some people may think they are a nuisance,… Continue reading No Bees No Food
On every corner of urbanized communities is a supermarket offering thousands of products and produce shipped from all over the world. While grocery stores are a convenient and inexpensive option for quick shopping, they do little to benefit the community economically and environmentally. There is also little information on where the produce comes from, and… Continue reading Why Local?