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Growing Food And Teaching too


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Growing Food And Teaching too


 

Where we grow for you, teach you to grow for yourself, and equip you to grow for others.

Growing Orlando is a non-profit urban farm initiative.

 
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Projects


Projects


Prior Projects

In our pursuit of greater food accessibility we have invested into a few different projects. All stemming from our vision for a more robust and accessible food landscape. 

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SOUTH ST URBAN GARDEN

Our first garden was a quarter acre property on W South St in downtown Orlando, FL. We intensively grew 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 invest into and advocate for this style of garden in order to localize production and education. 

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JACKSON CENTER KIDS GARDEN

The students at the Jackson Center built, ran, and maintained a vegetable garden together. They take care of their garden every day after school. The goal of this program is to teach gardening and life skills to the students. 

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Workshops

We feel that by teaching valuable information and building growing skills in our city, more people will grow food for themselves and for others.

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Team


Team


TEAM

 
  Executive Director, Farmer

Executive Director, Farmer

Brent Buffington

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.

  Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Kathleen Blake

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.

  Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Josh Brown

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.

  Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Aaron Gray

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.

 
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Donate


Donate


DONATE

 

Plant the financial seeds we need to grow.

People ask us how they can help - many times it means having an extra set of hands in the garden and other times it comes down to having the capital needed to invest back into the community. The kinds of projects that don't return anything monetarily, but leave a lasting imprint on those impacted by the project. Projects like the kids garden at the Jackson Community Center, which we invest time and resources into, ensuring that kids have the opportunity to participate in a project where they can put their hands in soil, cultivate, and grow food. 

Any contribution helps - and if you're interested in going further and becoming a corporate sponsor please send us an email so we can meet up and share the opportunities for your company to impact the city forever.

 
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Contact Us


Contact Us


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