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Sustainable Synergy / Seed2Source is honored to participate in the following Orlando Food Project:
City of Orlando Receives Grant from USDA to Expand Local Food Access in West Orlando
October 17, 2016 – ORLANDO, FL – The City of Orlando is proud to announce we have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (FMPP) to increase access to local and healthy food options in West Orlando.
The City of Orlando was one of only three projects in Florida to receive funding. The grant will fund three major new initiatives in addition to creating new jobs for neighborhood residents. The grant initiatives include:
- Creating 10-15 “farmlettes” in resident front yards, creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program based on the Fleet Farming model
- Launching a Farmer’s Market at Orlando City Soccer Club’s new stadium in Parramore which will feature foods locally grown in the area
- Teaching neighborhood residents about nutrition and healthy cooking in partnership with Hebni Nutrition“This grant will help support our continued efforts to transform our urban environment and make our City more liveable and sustainable,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “Local food production through this program will not only further our sustainability goals, but also help us to expand food access in neighborhoods that need it most.”Much of West Orlando is a food desert, meaning residents do not have access to healthy food options within a mile of their neighborhoods. Bringing a Farmer’s Market and locally sourced food to West Orlando will help provide families with nutritious options and educational opportunities that will help to improve their quality of life.
“I’m proud to bring this project to our neighborhoods in need,” said District 5 City Commissioner Regina Hill. “Bringing healthy food to District 5 residents has been a priority since I first entered office. Sourcing food in the neighborhood, for the neighborhood, will empower community residents and serve to increase food security for those who live in District 5.”
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service awarded a total of 50 Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (FMPP) grants totaling more than $13.4 million to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products. FMPP grants support direct producer-to-consumer marketing projects such as farmers markets, community-supported agriculture programs, roadside stands and agritourism.
WHIT — Orlando’s Lake Nona Institute Introduces WHIT, A Collaboratively Designed Home Inspiring Wellness
We are proud to be strategic partners in the WHIT project in Lake Nona’s Medical City: www.MeetWHIT.com :
NEW ‘SMART HOME’ TO REDEFINE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHY LIVING
The Lake Nona Institute in collaboration with partners including American Well, Craft Homes, Dais, Delos™, GE Appliances, GuideWell, Nemours Children’s Health System, Sustainable Synergy, Technogym, and University of Central Florida (“UCF”) College of Medicine, today announced WHIT (www.MeetWhit.com), a first-of-its-kind intelligent home and living lab showcase uniquely designed to activate and integrate health-centric technologies and wellness solutions to reimagine the future of home health. WHIT, which stands for Wellness Home built on Innovation and Technology, is a one-of-a-kind living lab for the connected healthy home that features an integrated set of health and wellness solutions and technologies, from concepts and prototypes to commercially available products, that will enable the collaborative group of partners to research, test and collect market data to measurably improve health and wellbeing, which begins in the home. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with and experience wellness solutions that address everything from how to reduce the chemical burden in your home and diabetes management to internal medicine in the comfort of your home.
50Wx10H-ft. Edible Living Wall System (*The largest of its kind in Central FL)
Seed2Source’s June Controlled Ag Tour
True Superfood Awareness Event for Community Leaders
Keynote: Dr. Bill Huggins (Click for Bio), Jennifer Waxman-Loyd (Click for Bio),
Steve Brown (Click for Bio).
UF Health Cancer Center – Orlando Health Cancer Survivor Day
2016 EPCOT – Edible Orlando – Flower and Garden Festival
What is a True Superfood ?
2016 Health Expo At West Orange High School
2016 Annual Lake Nona Home and Garden Show
YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day (Wayne Densch)
YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day (Dr. Phillips)
YMCA Osceola Gardens
YMCA Health and Wellness Program (April 2016 – Ongoing)
2015 Growing Technology Expo (University of Florida IFAS – Apopka, Yearly) — Designed by Steve Brown, Sustainable Synergy’s Master Grower
Controlled Agriculture / Hydroponic / Aeroponic / Organic Certified Projects with Strategic Partner Farm, BRV Farms (* Harvest Fresh Organics) — (2014 – Present)
Siemens Green Event
ORL Food Lab Interview with Jennifer Waxman-Loyd
2016 ORL Food Lab Events
2015 World Food Championships (Celebration)
2008 Green Earth Expo — Produced by Sustainable Synergy, Inc. — The Largest Expo of It’s Kind in the Southeast (*Bridging B2B and B2C)