Solutions Fund Orlando Micro-Grant Program

Rob Greenfield and IDEAS for Us have partnered to launch a micro-grant program to incubate new projects that will have a positive impact in the Orlando, Florida community both environmentally and socially. We are launching the program by offering three micro-grants of $1,000 this spring. Throughout the upcoming years more grants will be offered.

We simply want to make our community a happier, healthier and more sustainable place. We think that empowering our neighbors who have great ideas, but lack the funds to implement them, is one of the greatest ways that we can do this. With dedication and a little ingenuity we know that $1,000 can go a long way in launching a new initiative that can ultimately grow into something very impactful. Along with the micro-grant, the project will also receive advice from Rob Greenfield as well as promotion through social media through a network of over 10 million people. 

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What’s in your Free Seed Project Pack?

Your Free Seed Project Pack Guide

Congratulations on receiving your garden starter kit from the Free Seed Project! You are on your way to a beautiful, organic garden that will provide food for you and your community, while providing benefit to pollinators and beneficial critters and insects in your neighborhood.

This page serves as a resource for you to identify each of the seeds in your pack as well as get planting information for each one. Each seed packet is labeled with a number that corresponds to the numbers on this list. This system allows us to save a lot of materials and costs by using the smallest packets possible. To get information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the highlighted link for each seed variety. This will take you to the link for the seed on Johnny’s Seeds. All seeds in the Free Seed Project currently come from Johnny’s Seeds. We have chosen them because of their high standard of environmental and social ethics as well as their extremely helpful website. To learn more about the seeds they provide click here. See their Grower’s Library where they provide clear, accurate, timely information that helps you excel as a grower. You may find their Ask a Grower option to be extremely helpful. Using this form, you have access to a knowledgeable team of experienced growers to assist you with your questions. They respond within 48 hours.

For help starting your garden please read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide.

We will be providing you with a resource guide in the coming days, but for now we wanted to let you know what you’ll be growing! We hope you enjoy the bounty of food that can come from this variety pack!

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Community Fruit Trees

We are very excited to be launching the Community Fruit Tree Project by planting 100 community fruit trees in Orlando, Florida! You might be wondering, what exactly is a community fruit tree?

Well, it’s pretty simple. A community fruit tree is a publicly owned fruit tree that is easily accessible for anyone to pick from. A sign next to the tree invites people to enjoy the fruit as well as gives information about the tree such as when it flowers and fruits. Each tree can be found on an online map (coming soon) and fallingfruit.org as well. We will plant community fruit trees at locations such as residential front yards and businesses along the sidewalk, the medians between streets and sidewalk, public schools, public parks, and along bike trails. The idea is to put fruit right where people walk every day and make it as accessible as it can be.

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Live Like Ally Foundation and Rob Greenfield Partnership

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Free Seed Project for Organic Gardening

The Free Seed Project

We’re on a mission to help people grow their own healthy, organic food.

If you’d like to start a garden, your seeds are on us!

 

Rob Greenfield and the Live Like Ally Foundation have partnered to provide the seeds, literally, for an alternative to the industrial, globalized food system, and to encourage people to make a deeper connection with the earth. We’re doing this by launching the Free Seed Project, giving away free garden starter kits to 2,000 people across the United States to grow their own food this spring.

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Food Not Bombs​ is Spreading Across the World!

“Food Not Bombs” is spreading across the world! Starting in Cambridge, Massachusetts 37 years ago, they are now in 500 cities in the USA and 60 countries worldwide. To combat hunger, homelessness, and poverty, they rescue food that is going to waste and provide free meals to feed the hungry. Local stores, food banks, and farmers markets donate fresh ingredients, which a team of volunteers cook and serve.

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We Need more Public Bathrooms!

Ever had to hold it in because you couldn’t find a bathroom? We need more public bathrooms! The nonprofit “PHLUSH” is committed to improving our public toilet system by making restrooms more accessible for everyone. “We think public toilets are just as essential as street lights, curb cuts, or running water systems in cities.”

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The ReCyclery Community Cycling Center

Welcome to the ReCyclery, a community cycling center empowering people to live a more active lifestyle. For 10 years, they have been building bikes and promoting cycling for a healthier, more sustainable community. The ReCyclery sells everything you need to get started. They also have an affordable rent-a-bike program, making bicycles more accessible to all.

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Chris Scott’s Brilliant I-Wood Tiny Houses

This is Chris Scott, a humble man with a big plan. In 1975, Chris brought the first Ikea to North America. Now he’s taken the Ikea idea to tiny houses! To house the houseless and provide affordable housing options. With his genius I-Wood design, he’s created a system that allows people with minimal building experience to build simple tiny houses, in as little as one day! His I-Wood fits together, sort of like Lego’s or Ikea furniture, making it easy to assemble and extremely stable and strong. The kits include instructions on how to build the tiny house.

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Imperfect Produce

Our fruits and vegetables are being wasted, and you are paying extra for it! The crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the under-size apple. Billions of pounds of fruits and veggies are wasted, often for being the “wrong” shape, color, or size.

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