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Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein

Is it possible to have healthy food without healthy community?

Join Charles Eisenstein, visionary speaker and author of Sacred Economics, The Ascent of Humanity, and The Yoga of Eating, for an evening discussing the links between the food we eat, our happiness and health, the music we make, and the myriad crises afflicting our civilization.

Friday, January 20th at 7pm at the Timucua White House RSVP Here

Hear him encompass all of that within a much larger, more beautiful picture of what this moment in humanity’s journey actually is–a vision so new, fresh, and deep, it gives real hope for humanity and makes evident profound things we can do, personally and as a community, to bring about a world that works for everyone.

About Charles Eisenstein:

Charles is an author, speaker, and teacher of the healing arts at Goddard College. He offers all of his work in the spirit of the gift, and this evening will be no exception. He is coming to Florida at his own expense, in order to share his vision with us. We ask that if you feel grateful for his work, in addition to bringing some food to share with the audience, you bring something to give Charles based on your sense of gratitude, propriety and value.

“I consider Charles Eisenstein one of the up-and-coming great minds of our time. Rarely have I met a person who combines such philosophical and spiritual depth with such practical insights into the cultural and institutional origins of the potentially terminal dysfunctions of modern society—and the potential solutions.”
—David Korten, author of The Great Turning

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Sacred Economics online:

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E.L.L.A. Music Festival

Five years ago local musician, Robert Johnson created “E.L.L.A, A Musical Celebration of the Florida Female Artist,” with the goal of showcasing wonderful and extremely talented women that grace our fine city and state, to the people of Orlando.  Its purpose is to help elevate the inner spirit of all artists who have not yet heeded the call to create; to support and listen to what we, as a community of believers and communicators, have to say; Continue reading

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Green Drinks – July

Health and Wellness Topic: Cycling Savvy

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 7:00 PM

Dandelion Communitea Cafe

618 N. Thornton Avenue Orlando, FL (map)

Learn to bike safely and confidently in traffic

Mighk Wilson a bike/ped expert with Metroplan Orlando and Keri Caffrey a cycling instructor with Commute Orlando show us how Florida Bicycle Association’s new traffic cycling course, CyclingSavvy, empowers people to use their bicycles for transportation and enjoyment wherever and whenever they wish, rather than waiting for governments to provide bikeways.  Your bike is a vehicle, so get it back in the street safely.

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And as always, learn how you can get involved in the Local First movement in our community, Ourlando, and develop local authentic community and culture.

Every 3rd Thursday, Dandelion Communitea Cafe hosts Green Drinks.

Green Drinks where you can eat, drink, enjoy great music, talk and learn about the issues concerning our environment and the Ourlando community.

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Seed Art Alliance Produces New Exhibition at Downtown Library

The streets sparkled with cleanliness. People carve the concrete waves of Orlando’s walkways and visit the establishments that define the “XYZ” generation, but Orlando wants to standout in the U.S. landscape. Orlando deserves something better than an image as a bygone rave town. Is Orlando extinct?


Unlike Australopithecus, Orlando has not become extinct. Our town, if you want to call it, screams with the vibrancy of a tropical jungle. On this Saturday, January 15, 2011, Seed Orlando Art Alliance will present an echelon of artists at the Downtown Orange County Library. The show is on view through Feb. 28 during the downtown library’s normal hours:  9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The library is at 101 E. Central Blvd. To view a list of the artist, check out the library systems website.


What kind of art makes you think, moves you, and inspires you? Well, you can find out at the opening reception at the downtown library between 4 to 6 p.m.  You can mingle with the artists and delve into their Freudian psyche, their vision, and their zeitgeist. All are welcome to attend so bring your flare, your “A” game, and friends.  And if you never left a party before 10 p.m., the afterparty will continue at Blank Space.


Blank Space is a new addition to the local Orlando scene. Blank Space is less than two years old. It is located on Central and Rosalind. Vinyl is appreciated and I could be talking about vinyl records as well as vinyl dresses. Speaking to David Charles, a long-time Orlando denizen, I got the vibe that David’s concept, Blank Space, wants to revitalize the downtown scene. The décor at this swanky lounge brings multiple elements of pop culture. Appetizers will be served on this Saturday and Blank Space serves craft beers and a sommelier’s choice “vina flora.”


The buzz is that Orlando is growing into a real city. Just to keep you in the know follow Ourlando on Twitter or Facebook. Find authentic Orlando businesses on Ourlando’s site. Have some fun this weekend by attending the synergistic collaboration between government (Orange County) and non-profit (SEED).

Oracle of Orlando

Robert Guerrero III


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What’s Happening This Weekend, Nov 12-14

Hello everyone! I hope you all caught Kalem Jones and Kelly Cowan on WPRK 91.5 yesterday!  They discussed Ourlando, the movement behind “Think Local First,” and everything else that is encompassed by our mission! We are hoping to post a recording of the show on our website so be on the lookout for that.

This weekend is pretty low-key, so let’s go over all of our great farmers’ market happening over the weekend and through the week…


  • Winter Park Farmers’ Market at West New England Avenue in Winter Park from 7am-1pm



  • Maitland Farmers’ Market located at Lake Lily Park in Maitland from 9am–2pm.
  • Orlando Farmers’ Market at Lake Eola Park located at Lake Eola on the corner of Central Blvd and Osceola Drive in Orlando from 10am–4pm
  • Waterford Lakes Farmers’ Market at Waterford Lakes Town Center located on 413 North Alafaya Trail in Orlando from 9am–2pm.



  • Audubon Park Community Market at Stardust Coffee and Film located at 1842 East Winter Park Road from 6pm-9pm.



  • College Park Farmers’ Market at Infusion Tea located at 1600 Edgewater Drive in Orlando from 5pm-9pm. The farmers market highlights local produce, prepared food, music and art.



SAVE THE DATE: This coming Wednesday, November 17th, Go Green for the Holidays is taking place at College Park on Edgewater Drive from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Buy gifts for the upcoming holiday season at local independently owned businesses. Pick up beautiful handmade jewelry and crafts or shop around for unique home interiors. The event starts at Infusion Tea (1600 Edgewater Drive) and eco-friendly rides are provided to escort patrons down Edgewater to all of the other shops.


— And just a reminder to all of our great businesses and members, please send us anything and everything that you have going on so that we can support your endeavors!!

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“What’s Happening This Weekend?” Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7

It’s November, and OurLando is busy at work promoting all of the great things that our members are doing. Come out this weekend and see us at two great events: Yelp Helps and the Fall Harvest Festival. The events will enrich the local community through building relationships and strengthening our local businesses. We are even strengthening a local school by giving portions of the proceeds from the Fall Harvest Festival to the art program at Memorial Middle School!

This Friday, November 5, join OurLando at the Yelp Helps Event at the Orlando Science Center from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The evening is guaranteed to ignite connections and goodwill in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. Mix with like-minded people, and introduce yourself to Orlando’s non-profits in need of support and volunteers. It’s a FREE event with food, alcohol and entertainment, so no reason not to stop by! Each person attending the event must RSVP from their own personal yelp account.

Seed, Orlando’s Art Alliance, in partnership with Ourlando, is hosting the FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL this Saturday, November 6! The festival will be an experience focusing on local Central Florida artists and their crafts in a fun and creative atmosphere where country meets urban. Stroll through the maze of tables featuring crafts, live art, face painting, and henna, while local musicians and festive decorations set the tone for an urban country festival. More than nineteen vendors will be showcasing their crafts. Musicians include Sarah Purser, Robert Johnson, Snafu, and many more. Come enjoy the fall weather and enjoy a taste of local art! The festival is from 3:00pm – 12:00am at Austin’s Coffee, located at 292 W. Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park.

On Saturday, November 6, The Ravenous Pig is having their weekly roast! From 11:30am-2:00pm, stop by and enjoy a Thanksgiving style roast! $20 buys you a delicious plate of roasted Turkey and all of your Thanksgiving favorites plus a pint of one of our finest micro-brews (21+ only) or soda ($15). Wear your Ravenous Pig t-shirt or hat and get 15% off at The Roast. T-shirts and hats are available for sale at The Ravenous Pig – all sizes in stock!

Weekly OurLando Member Highlight: Interested in a fun and creative activity fun for the whole family or perhaps just a girls night out?! Check out The Bead Lounge at American Modern Jewelry, Inc. The Bead Lounge is open seven days a week; but sure to check out their website for daily store hours. If you’re interested in more specific one-on-one teaching, The Bead Lounge offers “Basic Beading and Crimping” Saturday at 2:00pm and “Wire Wrapping” Saturday at noon. Each class includes all materials to complete one ‘project’ during the class; and there is no time limit on the lesson. Remember to call ahead to reserve space!

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“What’s Happening This Weekend?” – Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31

FRIDAY, October 29, MegaloMusic and Glory Days Present Afroman W/ Special Guests at the Cameo Theatre. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. All ages are welcome to attend the event. Tickets can be purchased at:

Bikes, Beans, and Bordeaux Café is hosting a Halloween filled weekend! On SATURDAY, Oct 30 and SUNDAY, Oct 31 stop by B3 Café and watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!” All kids (and adults!) who stop by in costume get candy! Also on SATURDAY, Oct 30, B3 Café is relaxing customers with chair massages by Naomi, with proceeds benefiting: New Possibilities Children’s Foundation.

Enzian Theater’s feature film, Nowhere Boy, is playing three times over the weekend: 3:45pm, 6:30pm, and 9:15pm; and don’t forget about the Haunted Swamp and delish Eden Bar concoctions accompanying the Walk of Terror tours from 8:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.!

Shine On Yoga and Healing Center is hosting Karma Yoga this SATURDAY, Oct 30, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Karma Yoga is offered once a month and taught by one of Shine On Yoga’s amazing instructors. The class will be for donation only with all proceeds going to the charity of that instructor’s choice. For more information on the class or Shine On Yoga check out their website:

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“What’s Happening This Weekend?” Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3

Hello, Community Members!  We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus the past few months but we’re back in action and ready to share exciting news with you! We will be giving weekly reports on what’s happening over the weekend on our blog, and sharing daily activities on twitter and facebook! For this weekend, Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, there’s a lot going on and we want you to check it all out!

The E.L.L.A. Music Festival starts today at the Orlando Brewing Company! The festival is a musical celebration featuring local female artists and will be taking place from Friday until Sunday. Tickets are needed to attend the show, but for $10 for a one day ticket or $15 for all three days, the entertainment is definitely worth the price!
Also happening from Friday thru Sunday is the Maitland Art Festival. The art showing and sale is taking place at Lake Lily in Maitland, and will being featuring 150 artists. Stop by between 6pm-10pm on Friday, 10am -10pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
On Saturday, October 2 the South Asian Film Festival kicks off at the Enzian Theater. The film fest showcases diverse images of South Asian (India/Pakistan) culture and heritage through global independent films. This is the 16th annual Beyond Bollywood: South Asian Film Festival hosted by Enzian and we are sure that the four films in this year’s showcase will be excellent. Tickets to check out an individual film are only $10 so chose an afternoon between October 2 and October 4 and go see a movie!
Also on Saturday is Octoberfest at The Ravenous Pig from 11:30am–2pm. By attending the event you’ll be able to have an up-close view of the roasting action on the huge wood smoker, and check out the awesome beers lined up that have a traditional German fare! Plates are $15 and draughts are $5 during the fest. Our only advice: Don’t wait too long before heading over to the restaurant because once the food is gone, it’s over!
Lastly, don’t forget about the Winter Park Farmers Market on Saturday at West New England Avenue from 7am-1pm. And, if you frequent the Maitland Farmers Market – just reminder: it will not be happening this Sunday due to the Art Festival.
We hope everyone has a great weekend enjoying all of the local events taking place!

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Central Florida Earth Day This Saturday, April 24

Come on out this Saturday and celebrate Earth Day. Ourlando is a sponsor of the event, and we are producing the music on three stages.

11:00 am – 12:00pm Paul Sanders
12:00 pm – 1:00pm Justine Mayela
1:00 pm – 2:00pm Tim Lancaster
2:00 pm – 3:00pm Sarah Purser
3:00 pm – 4:00pm Matt Mendel
4:00 pm – 5:00pm Lauren Carder
5:00 pm – 6:00pm Rachel Webb

11:00 am – 12:00pm Ruth King Band
12:00 pm – 1:00pm Brian Burgess
1:00 pm – 2:00pm funkUs
2:00 pm – 3:00pm Bluelegs
3:00 pm – 4:00pm Sterling Schroeder and the Chosen Ones
4:00 pm – 5:00pm SNAFU
5:00 pm – 6:00pm Andy Matchett

11:00 am – 12:00pm Robert Johnson
12:00 pm – 1:00pm Flat Mountain Band
1:00 pm – 2:00pm Bill and Eli Perras
2:00 pm – 3:00pm Rachel Vanslyke
3:00 pm – 4:00pm Matt Butcher
4:00 pm – 5:00pm Heather Lee and Jordan Wynn
5:00 pm – 6:00pm S.K.I.P. & Jimmy

Central Florida Earth Day 2010

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What’s “Organic” About Organic?

Farm To Table – a community market at the Florida Film Festival

Saturday, April 10, 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Enzian Theater
1300 S. Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL

Featuring the documentary “What’s ‘Organic’ About Organic?”, directed and co-produced by Shelley Rogers, co-produced by Florida Organic Growers Executive Director Marty Mesh.

Farm To Table Whats Organic About Organic

“What’s ‘Organic’ About Organic?” is an entertaining and educational documentary feature that dives into the challenges that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. Through the stories of farmers who steward land from upstate New York to Central Florida.

Show time 3:30 pm. Tickets to the film $10, available through and at the Enzian box office 407.629.1088.

Come on out to the community market and support our local, independent farmers. The market is free and open to the public.

For more info on the film and what’s happening at the Florida Film Festival:

What’s “Organic” About Organic? official site
Florida Film Festival Film Guide
Florida Film Festival Food & Film Celebration

The purpose of this event is to connect our community with it’s local food producers, network and promote a sustainable food economy in Orlando and the surrounding areas. Come, be a part of this and support the local food movement and local, independent businesses.

Ourlando Local Independent Business Directory
Audubon Park Community Market
Slow Food Orlando

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