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Lot’s of Great Local Goodness Going on This Weekend!!!

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8th Localcopia Orlando Music Festival at The Acre:  Davey Rocker’s Barnyard Jam, Paddington Ambush, Ancient Sun, Musaeus, the Legendary JC’s, RJ Harmon & Company and more, Benefits Homegrown Co-op.  12pm- 11pm

Address: 4421 Edgewater Drive

Orlando Weekly Article on the Event

8th B3 Presents: Holiday Lights Bike Tour, 7 to 10 pm. Bike ride with Santa on quiet neighborhood streets. Live music finale, hot chocolate, mulled wine, and a charity drive.

Address: 3022 Corrine Drive, Orlando, FL 32803 | ph 407.427.1440

11th Sparkle: Local & Handmade Holiday Market is on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 11am-5pm beside Dandelion Communitea Cafe. There will be live music, local handmade artisans selling their creations, good food, a community art project and more!

Address: 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 | ph 407. 362.1864

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The How To’s of Your Yard Farm!!! Come be Inspired!

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Dandelion Communitea Cafe – Organic Vegetarian Teahouse

618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL

Thursday, September 20, 2012. 7:00 PM

Henry Melendy from My Yard Farm is joining us this month!  Their company designs, installs and maintains local Edible Urban Landscapes and Culinary Gardens.  They focus on small backyard projects and community gardens, to large projects like the recent Whisper Creek Farm at the JW Marriott / Ritz Carlton Property.

Their mission is to co-create a community rich in local, organic food through sustainable growing practices.  They work with any size space to produce delicious, nutritious food for your office, family or business.

Henry is going to share:

  • His story of quitting the 9 to 5 to follow one of his true passions
  • The experiences of starting your own company
  • Thoughtful Garden Design
  • Detailed Installation
  • Quintessential Maintenance
  • Fall/ Winter Planting Strategies

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Serve Local Food For the Holidays from the Audubon Park Community Market

Art by: Thomas Thorspecken

Stardust Video & Coffee 1842 E. Winter Park Road
Monday Nights 6-10pm

Monday nights Audubon Park serves up lots of local food coming from all over the community. You can do most all of your grocery shopping while listening to live music and having a dinner & a drink with your friends.  For the holidays cook with ingredients from the bounty of local food we have during this season.

www.audubonparkmarket.com

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Grandma Party: Meet your makers – Arts & Culture – Orlando Weekly

Meet your makers – Arts & Culture – Orlando Weekly.

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300 Members – 30 Days: Homegrown Co-op’s End of Year Membership Drive Brings Impactful Change for 2012

Homegrown Co-opHomegrown Co-op is recruiting 300 new members in a fundraising push that will launch 2012 plans that will make a big impact for Central Floridians wanting convenient access to local food—which is the Co-op’s primary mission.

In what remains of 2011, Homegrown Co-op has an ambitious plan to recruit 300 new members – including individual registrations and gift memberships – to meet its year-end capital revenue needs and be able to continue its development plans into 2012.

At the minimum, funds raised through this membership drive will secure the Co-op’s operational expansion in order to continue providing greater customer convenience and a wider selection of inventory for their weekly online market and their Farm Store. The Co-op’s eventual goal, however, is significantly grander: to develop its convenience storefront into 7 days of operation with a larger selection of food, and to launch three neighborhood pick up sites in Winter Park, Dr Phillips, and University of Central Florida during the first half of 2012.

Continued development of their retail storefront will offer a level of access and convenience that is in great demand but not currently available.

http://www.homegrowncoop.org/membershipdrive.html

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Today is the Sparkle Handmade Festival!

Join us for a wonderful day of art, food, culture and community!  11am to 6pm Sparkle Handmade Festival will be going off outside Dandelion Communitea  Cafe, Shine-on Yoga and the Florida School of Holistic Living.  Organized by Lauren Lee of ENSEMBLE and the SEED Art Alliance.

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The Art Lover & Localvore Gift Item of the Year!!!!!

Hello Ourlando,
Calendar OurlandoFinally, a calendar for the local lovers in our lives! Don’t miss out on any of the good stuff going down in Central Florida. We are pleased to present the 2012 Ourlando Event Calendar, brought to life by the masterful sketches of Thomas Thorspecken who documents the Orlando culture & arts scenes on his website Analog Artist Digital World.

Analog Artist Digital World and Ourlando, Think Local First! bring you this full color, 9 x 12 calendar available in time for the holidays. Key local arts and culture events will be listed in this twelve month locally printed collector’s piece. This calendar is only available through pre-order and at select special events.

Support Local Culture in Ourlando! A portion of proceeds benefit a local organization of your choice on a sliding scale to fit every budget.  If you select Ourlando as a benefiting organization you will be funding our Local First Program in 2012.  Help us co-create an even better Ourlando

*Only available by pre-order or at select events.

Click here to order your 2012 Calendar.

CHOOSE YOUR PRICE

It’s your choice! Pay the amount that works best for you. The higher the price, the more money that goes back to support the organization of your choice.

More partner organizations are added daily – collect them all by checking back frequently!

Patron of the Art Price: $25

  • Maximum benefit to your chosen organization
  • Includes an exclusive Thor 2012 print of one of his sketches, autographed by Thor!

Discounted Price: $18

  • Moderate benefit to your chosen organization
  • Autographed by Thor!

Students & Starving Artist Price: $12

  • Minimum Price Level

Click here to order your 2012 Calendar. 

CALENDARS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AVAILABLE BY DECEMBER 19TH.

Participating organizations include: Winter Park Harvest Festival, The Mennello Museum, Florida School of Holistic Living, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, Slow Food Orlando, Front Porch Radio, the Rotary Club of College Park and the Audubon Park Community Market.

Thank you for activating and supporting local culture!!!!

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Urban Sunshine Garden Class

Come out and learn about the differences in growing organically versus hydroponically.  On December 14th at 6pm the experts at Altamonte Springs Urban Sunshine are going to teach us just that.  Please join us! This will also be a great time to pick-up holiday gardening gifts for everyone you love!

1420 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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Sparkle Handmade Festival

Sparkle is back! Your new favorite Local & Handmade Holiday Market is well under way and taking place on December 11, 2011 from 11am- 6pm beside Dandelion Communitea and Florida School of Holistic Living’s Community Garden. There will be live music, local handmade artisans selling their creations, good food, a community art project, and more!

Join us in doing your Holiday Shopping in a sustainable way and keep the money in our local economy, support yourselves and each other, and have a more fulfilling and positive lifestyle while doing it!

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Industrial Tour of Amazon Hose Company

As you may have noticed we are celebrating everything local and independent for the holidays! Including our local industry that makes the things we do possible.
Amazon Hose and Rubber is a woman-owned local independent business in our community since 1919. They build hoses big enough for a fire truck and small enough for your home garden.  As well as tons of custom products.
This Tuesday the 6th we are going to join them for a tour of the facility.  It will start at 6:30 pm.
1625 W. Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32804
Come see how things are made!

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