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Organic Growers Collective

Where: Camilla Room, Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803 Map it!
When: 3rd Wednesday of each month; 7pm to 8.45pm.
Cost: Free!

Introduced in September of 2007, the Organic Growers Collective is Simple Living's newest initiative. The intent of this program is to bring together Central Florida's organic growers and consumers with the hopes that the collective synergy created by this type of alliance will create public awareness of organic issues, facilitate development of organic community projects, and provide an outlet for local organic growers to share and discuss organic farming best-practices.

The collective is open to anyone who would like to participate. Be a part of the effort to increase organic crops in your backyard, in community gardens, in schools, and on your kitchen windowsill. Learn about other growers practicing sustainable agriculture in our region, and stay posted on the latest organic developments in Central Florida.

Bring samples of your food for our tasting table, plants and gardening supplies to donate for the raffle table, and events to post on our community bulletin board. Each month we have an after party at Ethos Vegan Kitchen from 9-10pm for further discussion.

Twice a year in February and August we host a Seed Exchange at our meeting. You can bring seeds to trade or buy them for a reduced price. To learn more about our seed exchange read our guidelines.
>Seed Exchange Guidelines (.pdf)

To view our Planting Guide for Central Florida Vegetables download our Vegetable Planting Calendar.
>Vegetable Planting Calendar (.pdf)

To see footage of the Organic Growers meeting in action, check out John Rife's A Local Folkus short film. The Organic Growers clip begins at about the 23:00 minute mark.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with this program, please contact us.

Visit our calendar to see a complete list of upcoming events.

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