Fleet Farming is invigorating local food production in Orlando, Florida by converting the lawns of private homes into market gardens. The group organizes bi-weekly Swarm Rides where volunteers bike from garden to garden together, communally maintaining more than a dozen front-yard plots. Harvests are split between the homeowner and farmers’ markets that primarily serve lower-income residents. Fleet Farming has also created nine school gardens on a similar model. In addition, they offer food forest consultations, raised bed installation and maintenance, and farm-to-table cooking classes. Read more at fleetfarming.org.
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries