Fleet Farming is a bike-powered urban agriculture program with the goal of transforming underutilized land into productive micro farms. The produce grown is sharecropped with our “farmlette host”, with the excess being sold at local farmers markets. The program is supported by community members who are thinking globally and acting locally by learning and engaging in urban agriculture. Fleet Farming has intern positions and volunteer opportunities, as well as Monthly ‘Swarm Rides” available to anyone.
“The Garden” offers volunteer and internship opportunities where participants can engage students in topics and activities related to gardening, nutrition, and agricultural career exploration. It serves as a hands-on gardening opportunity with the goal of reducing youth crime within in the community.
The purpose and dedication of Orange Audubon Society (OAS) is to promote public understanding of, and an interest in, wildlife and the environment that supports it. OAS recognizes the tangible and intangible values in the remaining natural areas of Florida and the world, as well as our responsibility for the conservation of the Earth’s natural ecosystems.
SERV works to actively restore and educate people on how to protect the waterways and natural areas of Seminole County. The program is volunteer-driven; they complete projects such as lake restoration, invasive species removal and road clean-ups.
IDEAS For Us is a 501(c) (3) non-profit and United-Nations-accredited charity organization with a presence in over 20 countries around the world. The goal is help people create innovative solutions (i.e. social enterprises, projects, initiatives, inventions, and campaigns) and fund local action to advance sustainability by addressing problems locally. IDEAS for Us also hosts think tanks open to the public known as “The Hive”, which occur monthly at East End Market.
Maya Papaya collaborates natural agriculture, permaculture, aquaponics and holistic healing on its three-acre property. Various research opportunities present themselves, such as in ecology, water, livestock, and innovative agricultural technology. The farm utilizes compost and organic fertilizers, and homes rescue goats, alpacas, rabbits, and fish on-site. It also has a yoga studio that offers a daily opportunity in holistic and spiritual growth amongst a natural, healthy environment.
Eco Action incorporates protecting and preserving Central Florida’s natural environment through canoe clean-ups. The organization aims to encourage, create, and support ecological education, responsible consumption, development of alternative energy sources, and public participation in addressing environmental issues.
The Orange County Environmental Division offers internship and volunteer opportunities for those interested in watershed cleanups, storm drain labeling, educational presentation, water samplings and other related opportunities.