4Roots October Newsletter

October 2023

4Roots October Newsletter

4Roots Harvest Festival – Free to attend
Saturday, October 28 | 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Grove Park in the Packing District
2002 Packing District Way, Orlando, FL 32804

Grab a picnic blanket and get ready for an unforgettable day of entertainment and community. Over 50 booths featuring sponsors, Packing District Farmers Market food vendors and local artisans, and community and wellness areas offering resources, health screenings, and other services.

We have an incredible lineup of musical artists from WholeLife Church to keep the excitement going all day long. Kids can join in the fun with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, Lil’ Sprout Kids Run, and Kids Zone with bounce houses, games, and other exciting activities.

For the full lineup of musical artists, vendors, resources, and activities, CLICK HERE

Our Silent Auction Preview is Open!

Don’t miss out! Register now to be prepared to bid when it opens on Friday, October 27th, at noon.


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Meet Nazliyan Duman

Nazliyan Duman is a driven student who’s passionate about social entrepreneurship and business management. She’s currently an intern from Rollins College and a member of the Bonner Leaders Program – a volunteer cohort that connects students with Orlando nonprofits to serve throughout their college careers. In 2023, Nazliyan was proud to commit to 4Roots for the next four years, where she volunteers with the Feed the Need Program, mentored by Ms. Carmen Gibson.

As a person of Mexican descent, she feels honored to serve those in the Hispanic community and work with many diverse communities in Florida. Nazliyan is set to volunteer 300 hours yearly and graduate from Rollins with 1200 hours of service. Her dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed, as she was recently awarded the Hispanic Heritage Scholarship Fund’s $5,000 prize, selected out of 200 applicants across the state of Florida. She is excited to continue working with the 4Roots team and grow as a professional in this dynamic and meaningful field of work

Looking Ahead

Kenneth Robinson
Kenneth Robinson, President and CEO of Dr. Phillips, Inc. and The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation, has served on the 4Roots Board for four years.

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Grants Continue to Support 4Roots

4Roots is grateful for the support of the Mead Family Foundation for their recent grant of $100,000. This gift is helping us put some finishing touches on Phase I of the Farm Campus, which is set to open in early 2024. The generosity of the Mead Family Foundation will also initiate design and construction of the next phase of the Farm Campus and assist with ongoing programmatic needs. Thank you Mead Family Foundation!

4Roots is also honored to receive the support from KPMG’s Lakehouse Living Green Chapter. Their $15,000 gift, provided through their partner, Global Giving, supports our mission to create a better food future and protect our planet.

Check Out Our Blog

We are launching a blog to provide information on gardening, sustainability, healthy eating and all things 4Roots! Take a peek at our first couple of posts for some eco-friendly Halloween ideas and the Top 10 most terrifying plants this holiday season! If you have ideas you would like to see in our blog, please email info@4rootsfarm.org. Read now.

Upcoming Events

COWS ‘N CABS | 11.11.23

Grab your boots and cowboy hat and come out for a wonderful evening of live music and food, celebrating local community and helping others. Sponsorships are still available. LEARN MORE…

Buy your tickets NOW before they sell out!

Thinking Ahead

November is National Diabetes Month

If you’re planning to grow your own fall vegetables, now is the perfect time to start. Consider planting celery, cabbage, lettuce, and collards, all of which are ideal for the cool season.

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