New Year, New Look For The 4Roots Café

January 2022

The 4Roots Café at Orlando Science Center has received a makeover! From new signage to menu items, the cafe has a whole new look to kick off the new year!

Proudly serving plant-forward customizable sandwiches, flatbreads, bowls and salads, the 4Roots Café sources as much produce as possible from local growers.

You do not have to be a guest at the Science Center to enjoy the 4Roots Café, just enter through the Loch Haven Park entrance or order delivery from DoorDash and Uber Eats.

What’s New On The Farm Campus?

The 4Roots team is excited to share the latest construction progress on the Farm Campus:

  • Permits for the Education Phase (Site Work and Education Building) have been issued
  • The construction of the Education Building Pad has been completed in January
  • The world-class Greenhouse and Hydroponic Growing Systems have been purchased
  • The retention pond construction is almost complete
  • John Young Parkway construction access and site road are being built

The 4Roots Farm Campus is coming to life! Thanks to the many that are making it possible.

Stay up to date on the latest 4Roots Farm Campus news by visiting our website or following along on Facebook and Instagram

Start The New Year Off With The Farmacy

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to plant the seeds for a healthy lifestyle. Refresh the food you eat this year with The Farmacy.

Selling local, seasonal, non-GMO produce and responsibly produced meats, dairy products, eggs and other pantry essentials, The Farmacy offers weekly, biweekly and monthly subscription boxes or you can find them at The Packing District Farmers’ Market every Saturday from 8am – 1pm.

All proceeds generated by The Farmacy benefit 4Roots’ efforts to build a better food future by strengthening our community food system.

Gardening With 4Roots

4Roots’ Head Farmer Josh Taylor is sharing a few tips for growing produce at home.

“The best part of growing your own crops is you get to cut down on grocery costs and continue eating delicious, fresh produce. This winter, the 4Roots garden beds are flourishing with dill, rainbow swiss chard, Miz America mustard greens and African basil.”

Tips include:

  1. Choose your crops wisely. Several crops will thrive in the cooler weather months such as dill, kale, lettuce, mustard, peppers, tomatoes, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage. 
  2. Select where your garden will be located carefully. Start by picking an area that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Make sure that you can reach the site with water from a hose or irrigation system.
  3. Decide if you want an in-ground or raised bed garden. If starting an in-ground garden, work the compost and new soil to the existing “ground dirt” and remove grass and roots. If doing raised beds, lay cardboard inside of the box as a weed barrier, and add soil to the top, filling the bed.

Once you have your site prepped, get growing!

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