In our pursuit of greater food accessibility we invest into a few different projects. All stemming from our vision for a more robust and accessible food landscape.
Our first garden is a quarter acre property on W South St between Parramore Ave and Amway Center. We intensively grow vegetables in an urban style production model. Shortening the distance from grower to eater and providing a location for people to get involved and participate with their food system. The long term vision is to replicate this style into neighborhoods across Orlando in order to localize production and education.
The students at the Jackson Center set up, run, and maintain a garden together. They maintain their garden every day they’re at the center. The goal of this program is to teach gardening and life skills to the students.
We feel that by teaching valuable information and building growing skills in our city, more people will grow food for themselves and for others. All of our workshops are open to the public.
Knowing the importance and impact good food has on the lives of others, Brent is passionate about creating a path for others to gain access to locally grown produce and teach them how to grow for themselves.
Kathleen is the award winning chef and owner/operator of The Rusty Spoon on Church Street. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and the impact that good food has on the city.
Josh is the owner and founder of PowerDMS. He cares deeply about Orlando and knows that a robust food landscape is essential for the success of Orlando’s continued growth.
Aaron is the Vice President of JLL Brokerage. He is excited about the direction food is heading in Orlando and is eager to see food access and education tackled head on.
In late October, we had our tool shed broken into and all of our tools were stolen. These included shovels, rakes, hoes, a mower, plastic totes, fertilizers/amendments and more. They were items we need in order to run the garden. We are in the process still of planting our winter garden and it's all hands on deck. Any donation amount will go towards re-building our tool collections and building a more secure storage shed on property.