John Nico was born in Winter Garden, Florida and currently lives in Orlando. He works for the City of Winter Park, Florida and manages building and sustainability projects while implementing initiatives for waste diversion and renewable energies. He holds a Masters degree in Urban Planning and consults both public and private sectors on urban green space development, historic preservation and conservation, transportation, local food systems and sustainable energies. A few of his most current projects include Mead Botanical Garden, the Town of Eatonville, and Florida Hospital.
Before moving back to Orlando almost 10 years ago, John lived and worked in San Francisco, where he completed his Bachelor's of Science degree in Design & Industry and worked for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Monterey Museum of Art and Sanchez Art Center. A large part of his life work has been devoted to the Arts and observing the impact it can contribute to one's individual self and to an entire community through visual and spatial pleasantries, as well as, the healing Arts.
Early in John's career, he lived and worked in Europe and South America. This is where he began the journey of homeopathic medicine and eventually returned to San Francisco to formally study at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy. Although, he's not a practitioner at this time - it has prepared him for his most important work now in local food systems and community health.
John Nico joined the Sustainable Synergy Team in March 2017 as Project Manager for Central Florida. Currently, projects include education through demonstration gardens for both small businesses and large corporations, and to inform communities the impacts our local food systems can make on our health and lives by creating that potential opportunity.