Growing Orlando is a non-profit urban farm initiative. We’re addressing access to food in Orlando in 3 main ways - where we grow for you, teach you to grow for yourself, and equip you to grow for others.
We are establishing multiple urban farm sites to increase production and distribution of food grown in proximity of downtown, to teach you how to grow food for yourself, and incubate future farmers. We will start and maintain multiple urban farm sites in and around downtown Orlando. Everywhere from a quarter acre lot, to a roof top hydroponic system.
We host and coordinate courses and workshops to teach Orlandoans how to grow food for themselves. From backyard raised beds to apartment balcony container gardens, we know each model of growth looks different and requires education and community to succeed. Our farm sites will act as tangible locations for workshops so people can take a look at and get their hands dirty. For some, growing for yourself is a gateway into growing food for others. For some it looks like a for profit business and for others an act of community service to donate excess produce. We will train and incubate new farmers who are exploring urban and rural farming.