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West Orlando to benefit from $250,000 USDA grant for urban farming and market

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 17:02
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“This grant will help support our continued efforts to transform our urban environment and make our city more liveable and sustainable,” Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a statement.

By Brendan O’Connor
October 17, 2016


The City of Orlando, in cooperation with IDEAS For US (Website) has received a $250,000 grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program. The money will fund three projects in West Orlando and Parramore:

Creating 10-15 “farmlettes” in resident front yards, creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program based on the Fleet Farming model

Launching a farmers 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

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