Sustainability Events At IDEAS For Us
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Just received message from IDEAS For Us, announcing some of their upcoming events in September, 2022, below:
Did you know about the IDEAS For Us here in Central Florida, a 501(C)3 non-profit based in Orlando, Florida, with focus in areas of: Energy, Water, Food, Waste, and Ecology?
The film “This is the IDEAS Hive” is an educational and entertaining display of how leaders in the Central Florida community come together regularly to take action and create solutions to environmental challenges. “The IDEAS Hive” which began in Orlando, Florida is a program of the non-profit organization, IDEAS for Us and has spread to communities around the world, engaging communities and sharing best practices for a better world, in the video published on May 14, 2018, “This is the IDEAS Hive“, below:
It all starts with a free consultation. Tell us your garden goals and we’ll do all the heavy lifting. Our team builds professional raised bed gardens perfect for any home, complete with a custom soil blend, plant starts, and automatic irrigation. If you have a small yard or no yard, we offer vertical planters as an alternative. Additional services include native pollinator gardens, fruit trees, sheet mulching, recurring maintenance, and more, in the video published on Nov 2, 2021, “Edible Landscapes – Grow Food at Home!“, below:
Every month, IDEAS For Us branches around the world host an event called The IDEAS Hive, an interdisciplinary, inter-generational community Think + Do Tank designed to educate the public about sustainability and develop their ideas into local action projects. IDEAS connects communities with a sustainability professional in an engaging, educational event focused on one of our focus areas of energy, water, food, waste, and ecology. Then, each Hive event is met with direct eco-action projects open for the community to engage in. This includes renewable energy trainings, shoreline restorations, tree plantings, urban agriculture projects, and more!
IDEAS Hive: Protecting Florida’s Water
Florida is home to some of the most unique and biodiverse water bodies in North America. This does not go without its challenges. From issues relating to our Middle St. Johns Basin, the Ocklawaha, and the Central Florida Water Initiative, the St. Johns RIVERKEEPERS are working to combat the water crisis we are facing in Central Florida. Hear from Gabbie Milch as she discusses the rule making process in the world of water conservation, covering pollutant monitoring, water supply planning, and the Free the Ocklawaha Campaign. Join IDEAS Hive in learning and brainstorming solutions on water issues in our community!
Details: September 7th, 6:45pm-8:15pm, Center for Health and Wellbeing
Fall Swap Shop
It’s finally fall and we are ready for another clothing swap! Join IDEAS For Us in revamping our wardrobes with sustainable second hand clothes and accessories. Come out and bring your used clothes, shoes, and accessories, then take home whatever you like for free! Just remember your reusable bag.
*Please donate clothes that are in good condition, the goal of the swap shop is for everyone to go home with their new favorite clothing items. We ask that you do not donate over 3 bags worth of clothing. Please limit pajama wear donations to a minimum.
Details: September 6th, 6:30-9pm, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
Garden Install at Pine Hills Elementary
Join IDEAS For Us in creating a garden for Pine Hills Elementary School. The garden will serve as a fresh food source for students and provide the opportunity to educate the next generation of sustainable farmers!
Volunteer with our Edible Landscapes team and learn how to create a garden while giving back to your community. Most of the work will be physically taxing so please wear worn clothes and bring plenty of water. You will receive more information on parking and day of details by email after signing up.
We want to thank our supporters Orlando City Foundation and Wells Fargo for making this project possible!
Details: September 9th, 10am-1pm Pine Hills Elementary School
Sustainable Care Kits for Women
Join IDEAS For Us and Audubon Park Covenant Church in helping women in need in our community by creating kits that include sustainable menstrual products, hygiene products, and more. Sign up and help us create supply bags to hand out to at risk women.
September 11th, 10:30am-12pm, Audubon Park Covenant Church
Fall Gardening 101 with Fleet Farming
Learn all the latest techniques in backyard gardening from our professional Fleet Farmer, then go try it out for yourself on one of our farms or “living classrooms.”
All levels of experience are welcome!
*Donations are encouraged*
Please park in front of Audubon Park Covenant Church…there are plenty of spaces in the lot. No need to prepare anything….just show up 🙂
Bring paper and pencil for notes, wear closed toe shoes, and bring a reusable water bottle if you can.
THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU GROW!
Details: September 18th, 5pm, Audubon Park Covenant Church. $5 Ticket Fee
Garden Installation at STEPS
Food sovereignty is an essential step in climate action, this includes education and accessibility to growing. We are working to provide these resources to individuals in need by installing gardens in communities that are vulnerable. Join IDEAS For us in installing a food garden at STEPS Apopka, the rehab facility for women coming out of drug and alcohol abuse.
This will be fun and physically taxing labor. We will learn how to build a garden and grow food in the process from our Edible Landscapes experts. Make sure to sign up to receive more information!
Thank you to One Tree Planted for supporting this project!
September 23rd, 10:30am-1pm
Sign up for IDEAS For Us internship!
The IDEAS For Us/Fleet Farming Internships begin this Saturday, but it’s not too late to sign up! This integrated internship provides hands-on training and experience in event organizing, grant writing, international affairs, administration, farming, green house management, marketing, and more!
Sign up today: https://ideasforus.org/
These are non-paid internships with IDEAS. All levels of skill and training are welcomed to apply. Attendance is mandatory for weekly meetings and a minimum of 8 hours a week is required for all positions. Farming, Greenhouse, & Online Marketing internships are in person; All others are virtual. Each intern is required to attend a 1 hr meeting (in-person or online).
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
~Let’s Help One Another~
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