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 Florida Senate Bill 628 finds it “necessary to distinguish between farms on traditional rural farm land and the emerging trends towards urban agriculture”1 and has created a new program, the Urban Agriculture Pilot Project, under the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
The bill was approved by Governor DeSantis on June 17, 2021 and takes effect on July 1, 2021.1
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
“What can I recycle?” “But where do I recycle this?” “Can I throw anything into my home recycling bin?” “Does this even make a difference?” With today’s growing population and new lifestyle changes, it seems like it’s almost impossible to make a difference for our earth. So, what’s the point in recycling? Truth is, recycling today has become… Continue reading Your Guide to Recycling