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Bike share hits Winter Park

February 12, 2014
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bike blog photo by Theresa Broman

With a little help from Healthy Central Florida, Winter Park is now one of the first municipalities in Central Florida to have a public library with a free bike share program. This marks a growing trend for public libraries to be providing services beyond book lending, as they branch out and dabble more in...
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

May 7, 2013
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What does “local food” even mean, anyway?

Chef Hari Pulapaka of DeLand’s Cress Restaurant (according to surveys collected by Zagat, the No. 1 restaurant in the Orlando area) is gathering data about Central Floridians’ attitudes to sustainable sourcing in the local food system. (We think businesses like this are a good start.) He’s hoping you’ll take this three-question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ourfoodsystem If...
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Ban on front-yard vegetable gardens: “like punching a baby”

December 21, 2012
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Ban on front-yard vegetable gardens: “like punching a baby”

The New York Times takes an excellent, deep look into the national battles surrounding front-yard vegetable gardens, putting Orlando homeowners Jason and Jennifer Helvenston front and center. You may be surprised at what you can and can't do on your own property.
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Orlando City Council approves Urban Chickens Pilot Program

May 8, 2012
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Orlando City Council approves Urban Chickens Pilot Program

At yesterday’s meeting of the Orlando City Council, commissioners from districts 3, 4 and 5 approved the creation of a permitting program for residents who would like to keep chickens.┬áIf you love fresh eggs and live in Audubon Park, Baldwin Park, College Park, Colonialtown, Lake Eola Heights or Parramore, you may be able to...
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