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Jan. 31st, 2008 | 08:52 pm
posted by: starsprinkles in greenorlando

Hello all! My boyfriend and I are about to move into our first home (rental) and we need to get some lawn service. I'm hoping to find something more eco-friendly than the typical gas-guzzling lawnmowers, leaf-blowers, etc. Are there any lawn care services in the Orlando area (specifically MetroWest/Windermere) who would fit this description? All I've found so far are a couple who seem to do more like organic fertilizing, but what we need is more on the side of cutting/edging type stuff.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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Mosquito repelling plants.

Nov. 26th, 2007 | 10:31 am
posted by: nacho_cheese in greenorlando

My boyfriend and I recently moved into a heavily wooded area in Oviedo. We love it out there, but are getting very annoyed by the mosquitoes, especially with their aggressiveness. We're investing in bug zappers to keep them at bay, but we're also looking to deter them as well. There are plants that we've seen that will deter them, such as lemon grass and a specific type of geranium (Pelargonium citrosum Vanieenii), but I'm not sure where to find them.

Anyone know where I can purchase the plants and/or their seeds? If they're already blooming, that would be perfect, but I'd also take the time and effort to grow them from the seeds themselves.

x-posted to greenorlando and orlandofl :)

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art show

Nov. 5th, 2007 | 04:28 pm
posted by: aya9 in greenorlando


Community-Wide Art Show

Featuring visual, digital and performance art focused on the theme of Alienation. Come be with other local artists, share your views, and take part in a live interactive performance.

Hosted at The Office Gallery and Art Studios in Orlando (47 E Robinson Suite # 205, Orlando, FL 32801). Sunday, November 11th 4:00-8:00pm with a live Interactive Performance piece from 5:30-8:00.

Questions? E-mail AlienationArt@gmail.com

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Call for Artists in Orlando, FL

Oct. 23rd, 2007 | 03:29 pm
posted by: aya9 in greenorlando

Call for Artists

Alienation Art


November 11, 2007

Held at The Office Gallery and Art Studios in Orlando, Florida

Presented and organized by Claire Balgemann, Dawn Borglund, Katie McLemore


 Alienation Art is a community-wide art exhibition held at The Office Gallery and Art Studios featuring visual, digital and performance art. The organizers of this exhibition are seeking to promote art and artists in the community while furthering the consideration and understanding of alienation on a personal, relational and global level.

Subject Matter: Physical or digital art including paintings, drawings, photographs, digital prints, sculpture, film, animation and hypertexts centered around the theme of Alienation. Art may be social, political, or personal in nature. Each artist may submit up to three pieces.   

Deadline: Completed art must be submitted by November 5, 2007. E-mail AlienationArt@gmail.com to arrange art submission with Claire, Dawn or Katie. Art will be stored with the organizers until the close of the exhibition, not at The Office Gallery and Art Studios.  

Accepted Work: Hanging pieces must be ready to display with standard eye hooks and wire. Sculptures must be accompanied with a pedestal if the piece requires one. For digital art, include in your application if you would like to submit digital art but can find no other way of obtaining the relevant technology to display it.

The organizers of this event are in charge of displaying and presenting all submitted art pieces in the space provided by The Office Gallery and Art Studios. Any work deemed by the organizers to be unsafe, not gallery ready, or outside the theme will not be displayed at the event. We will do our utmost to handle all artwork properly; however, the organizers of this event are not responsible for damaged work. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. The organizers of this have the right to hold all submitted artwork from November 5, 2007 to November 12, 2007 and may display submitted artwork for the duration of the event. Artists will not be paid for the display of their artwork but artists may attach a price to their art in the book of artists if the price is submitted in the application.  

Application for Entry: Please include the following items in an e-mail to AlienationArt@gmail.com: 


            Address (including city and zip code)

            Phone Number

            E-Mail you may be reached at

Brief biography of yourself (to be placed in a book of artists at the exhibition)

For each piece you submit (up to 3 per artist) include:

-          Name of the piece

-          Date it was created

-          Dimensions

-          Medium

-          Price (optional)

-          Brief statement of how the piece shows the theme of Alienation (no more than 100 words)


Please include the following written statement with your submission(s):

            I, _______________________________, understand and agree to all terms of entry for this event and grant the organizers of Alienation Art to display my work for the duration of the exhibition. In the rare event that an art piece is damaged, I will not hold the organizers of Alienation Art responsible. I agree to have my name, biography and the art piece’s information displayed either near the art piece or in the book of artists.

            Signature___________________________________ Date______________


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Permaculture and sustainability

Oct. 3rd, 2007 | 02:27 pm
posted by: theletterelle in greenorlando

So, we're working out a concept for a permaculture-type farm or farming community. We're starting off small, growing organic produce in the yard, but hope to one day graduate to larger acreage. Is there anyone else around interested in doing this, alone or in a group? I'd like to meet occasionally with others and share tips, information, and companionship as we work towards our goals.

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Oct. 2nd, 2007 | 12:23 pm
posted by: badmonkey77 in greenorlando

Does anyone know of a local place that offers pressure canning classes? I want to learn, and would rather be taught by someone who knows what they are doing, rather than trying to learn from a book. 

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All call for musicians, tablers, people who love to cook, and all of you ROOTS RADICALS!

Sep. 28th, 2007 | 09:43 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: pikake in greenorlando

International Call for Solidarity with Orlando Food Not Bombs:
Lake Eola Ladle Fest!
Oct. 8-10

On April 4th, Eric Montanez became the first Food Not Bombs member in Orlando arrested under the City's anti-homeless food sharing ordinance. That measure, aimed at Orlando FNB and other groups that help hungry and homeless people, bans unpermitted food sharings of more than 25 people in more than three dozen downtown parks. Groups only are allowed two one-time permits per per park in a 12-month period. Eric's trial starts Mon., Oct. 8. In addition, five other FNB comrades arrested under a City noise ordinance while drumming outside a fund-raising event for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer have a pre-trial hearing on Oct. 10.

Eric is, of course, one of hundreds of Food Not Bombs members arrested over our movement's more than 25-year history for the "crime" of sharing food with the hungry and homeless and directly challenging the poverty and inequality that make FNB necessary. His trial will set a precedent that will affect FNB and other anti-poverty groups throughout the country; so what happens to Eric and Orlando Food Not Bombs should be of concern to all of us. Cities and developers around the country are keeping a watchful eye on Orlando to see what they may be able to get away with. The City and business interests need to know that we will not let them take away our rights and tighten thescrews on the poor and homeless through gentrification and criminalizing homelessness. To put pressure on the City, we will hold Lake Eola Ladle Fest--a three-day event in Lake Eola Park in the very spot where Eric was arrested by more than a dozen uniformed and undercover Orlando police for ladling out stew to the homeless.

From Oct. 8-10, we would like FNB members from around the country to stand in solidarity with Eric, OFNB, and the local poor and homeless by helping us share breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also holding various events and workshops throughout the day. We hope to attract as many of our community's homeless and low-income residents, and supporters from around the country, as possible. We also as a group will walk to the courthouse each morning and we encourage people to show support for Eric by attending his trial. The third day we will hold "The March of Mimes" in support of the Cruddy Dyer-rhea Drum Corps 5--Ryan Hutchinson, Bryan Jones, Brett Mason, Eric, and Will Vertlieb--and also free speech rights.

We here in Orlando we can provide some sleeping space. People are encouraged to bring items such as canned goods, fresh veggies and prepackaged snacks to donate. Also there will be a really really free market that will be available for the homeless and low income residents, so brings things to donate to that, too.

The Lake Eola Ladle Fest begins on the morning of October 8 in the park's picnic area which is located at the corner of Central and Osceola in downtown Orlando. If you are coming the night before or have any questions, e-mail us at orlandofnb@orlandofoodnotbombs.org and we'll try to find you a place to stay at our collective house(s).

Please forward this message far and wide. We need as many people as possible to participate.

Orlando Food Not Bombs



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Global warming... and something that makes sense!

Jun. 12th, 2007 | 08:10 pm
posted by: nacho_cheese in greenorlando

I thought this would be of interest to you all. Share it with whomever, but keep it going. :)

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Hello! :)

Apr. 24th, 2007 | 12:10 pm
posted by: nacho_cheese in greenorlando

Hi, everyone. :) I'll be moving to Orlando in a week, after I graduate from FSU. I just have a quick question for you guys, as my boyfriend (who has lived there for 5 years) and others have no idea, lol.

Is there a place to recycle in Orlando? The closer to the university, the better, as we'll be living down the street from it. There is recycling in Tally, but no one seems to know if there's anything like that in O-Town.

Thanks, everyone, and I look forward to learning more about living naturally in Orlando!

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Pronouncing, Feeding Family

Dec. 23rd, 2006 | 02:17 pm
posted by: nymphie in greenorlando

How do you pronounce mesclun? I feel weird telling people I'm growing "mescaline", but I don't know how else to say it.


I just cut my first batch of said mesclun. I was so proud of how big and abundant it got, just like buying it in teh store. I feel like a proud parent :D.

I plan on bringing it to eat with my family for Christmas. I'm so excited to provide food grown organically in my own yard! I am also bringing my basil and was hoping to have tomatos, but they weren't ready yet so my husband and I went to the local farmer's market in Winter Park held every Saturday and bought some romas there. Then we went to Whole Foods and got some mozzarella balls. I hope my family thinks the salad is good!

I am also bringing fresh squeezed orange juice and pink grapefruit juice from my and my neighbor's trees that I squeezed yesterday. It made my whole house smell great. And enough key lime juice from my tree for two key lime pies. Being able to share your hard work with your family is so rewarding!

Happy holidays to everyone!

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