ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2022) – IDEAS For Us (IDEAS) began in 2008 as a group of innovative UCF students who wanted to advance sustainability on university campuses and communities around the world. Since then, it has grown into a global non-profit focused on real action, not just advocacy, to solve environmental challenges.
IDEAS For Us has been working within the Parramore, West Orlando community for years now, through its Fleet Farming urban agriculture program. Fleet Farming promotes food sovereignty and food security through community and school gardens. Through a partnership with Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation and City of Orlando, IDEAS For Us also offers “Neighborhood Naturalist” to the Parramore community. This free educational program that teaches youth about the wonders of the Florida environment at Lake Lorna Doone Park in Orlando, Florida. Led by a professional naturalist, children play fun games, make eco-art, and tour the living world of the lake and its shores.
Now, IDEAS For Us is partnering up with Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation and City of Orlando again to host a party for the Parramore neighborhood! The Harvest Festival at Lake Lorna Doone is a community-focused event occurring on November 5th, 2022 from 10 am – 1 pm at Lake Lorna Doone Park, 1519 West Church Street Orlando, FL 32805.
This event includes nature-inspired educational booths, local non-profit organizations, children’s game and craft areas, fall photo opportunities, a free fall nutritional class, food, local music and the presentation of the Eco Activation Plan to the citizens of the community and partners of the park.