Phase One of the 4Roots Farm Campus is scheduled for completion in 2022 and here is a breakdown of what to expect!
This phase will include a range of sustainable growing systems including hydroponics, aquaponics, soil-based regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and more – anchored by an education center. In phase one, the following items will be built:
- Farm Campus Entry
- Education Building
- Community Green
- Shipping Container Farm
- Box Gardens
- Field Gardens
Future phases will include an event center, a farm-to-table restaurant, an interactive discovery center and a culinary health institute.
The Farm Campus will serve as a community asset that invites guests to engage in hands-on experiences that inspire them to think more deeply about how food affects the health of our people and our planet.
|For more information on the 4Roots Farm Campus, visit our website or follow along on Facebook and Instagram.|
Fall Gleaning With Feed The Need
This October, Feed The Need partnered with the Society of St. Andrews, City of Orlando and Good Food Central Florida to glean at Long & Scott Farms. Collectively, the organizations harvested approximately 5000 pounds of cucumbers that were distributed to the following organizations:
- Salvation Army
- Lily Storm Foundation
- The Experience Christian Center
- Josie’s House of Help
- Hope Center/Hope Partnership – Kissimmee
- One Heart for Women and Children
- UCF Wellness and Health
- United Community Outreach
Thank you to our community partners for making this event possible. We look forward to more gleaning events in the future!
|If you’re interested in volunteering with Feed The Need this holiday season, fill out the volunteer form on Feed The Need’s website >|
Have You Visited Our Farmers’ Market?
Saturdays are for shopping small and for eating local! The Packing District Farmers’ Market is a 4Roots endeavor that takes place every Saturday from 8am to 1pm on the corner of 441 and Princeton (2310 N. OBT. Orlando, FL 32804).
Head on over to pick up your fresh, locally grown produce from The Farmacy, your morning coffee from Cups and Pups Coffee and check out all the other great local vendors the market has to offer! By attending our farmers’ market, you’re not only supporting our local vendors but also the 4Roots mission!
Meet Tamara Dempster
We’re excited to welcome the latest addition to the 4Roots family, our Development Coordinator, Tamara Dempster! This Orlando native comes to us with over 20 years of experience in event planning and corporate partnerships. Tamara will be spearheading administrative tasks at 4Roots and will serve as direct support for our development team. We are so lucky to welcome Tamara to 4Roots!