Wildflower Farm (Facebook) is a homestead farm in East Orlando that raises free-range chickens, grows vegetables and citrus, and makes their own soaps and cheese from their American Alpine dairy goats. Every so often, Orlandoans also have the opportunity...
Keep Winter Park Beautiful (Website) and Winter Park Blooms will be selling caladium bulbs at the Winter Park Farmers Market throughout March and April between 8 a.m. and noon. They will not be at the market on March 18. Funds from...
The next Movie Night in Leu Gardens is on March 3 at 7:30 p.m. at 1920 N. Forest Avenue . The outdoor movie this month will be Jurassic Park. Attendees are asked to bring their own blankets or chairs, and dinner...
Local photographer, philanthropist, and consummate lover of Orlando, Jim Hobart, has been working on a series of featuring photos of Orlando's live oak trees, specifically the ones filled with resurrection ferns. Resurrection ferns (Pleopeltis polypodioides) is an epiphytic species of...
In a recent Facebook Live post, HERE, professional Dumpster Diver Rob Greenfield took City of Orlando's Director of Sustainability, Chris Castro, on a tour of local grocery store dumpsters to shed a light on food waste issues. While in the...
Editor's Note: Bungalower is a proud media sponsor of this event.   SPONSORED: Leu Gardens has installed a series of life-size dinosaur sculptures throughout their campus, ranging in size from 14 inches to 33 feet long. The exhibit will last from...
SPONSORED: Tickets for the 4th Annual Field to Feast Dinner on March 25 are now on sale. The open-air  dining event is presented by Edible Orlando magazine and Walt Disney World Resort at Long and Scott Farms in Zellwood Florida and is...
PHOTO VIA CITY OF ORLANDO Dispose of your Christmas tree the correct way this holiday season. Step 1) Remove all tinsel and decorations from the tree Step 2) Place it curbside the day before your regularly scheduled yard waste collection day. Click...
IMAGE VIA GIPHY.COM The City of Winter Park is dealing with a rash of pushy tree service companies, where residents are being informed they must hire them to trim their trees or face a fine. Tree companies are reportedly going door-to-door...
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Garden (Website) is nearing completion. We first wrote about the innovative space, located at 28 East King Street , back in 2015, HERE. The 3,500 SF Kitchen House is an experiential learning hub...
We've shared videos by the consummate Green Man, Marabou Thomas, before. If you missed it, Thomas shares great primers on how to grow your own food forest at your home, like this one HERE. Thomas is a Permaculture expert, "permaculture"...
A family in Kissimmee is looking to give away their Halloween pirate ship display. Hopeful plunderers must disassemble and cart it away themselves. The display consists of a pirate ship and boardwalk constructed with shipping pallet wood and miscellaneous parts. Click...
Orange County will enact mandatory one-day-a-week watering restrictions beginning on Sunday, November 6. Homes and nonresidential properties in Orange County must adhere to the following watering schedule: Homes with odd-numbered or no addresses water only on Saturday Homes with...
Orlando residents can get up to two free trees per household this autumn via the Mayor's One Person, One Tree Initiative (Website). The fall planting season is ideal for trees as it gives their root systems more time to...
PHOTO VIA FLEET FARMING FACEBOOK PAGE The City of Orlando, in cooperation with IDEAS For US (Website) has received a $250,000 grant from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Farmers Market Promotion Program. The money will fund three projects in West...
Dustin Bowersett (Facebook | Website) is running for the District 5 Soil and Water Management seat. Part of his campaign is delivering free compost from the Orange County Yard Waste facility, straight to your door. For free. Simply reach out to...
ORIGINAL ARTWORK BY MARABOU THOMAS (WEBSITE)   EDITOR'S NOTE: Florida is home to roughly 315 species of native bees, of which 29 of those are endemic (found only in Florida). Check out FloridasNativeBees.com for more information.   The Audubon Park Main Street District is...
The City of Orlando has set up two public drop-off locations for yard waste, resulting from Hurricane Matthew. All waste must be in bags, bundles, or loosely put together. No household garbage or building materials will be accepted. Commercial services and...
PHOTO VIA 911MEMORIAL.ORG The Survivor Tree is a pear tree that managed to survive through the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001. The tree, nursed back to health after being reduced to a charred stump, has since bloomed...
  "Bungalower, you're always writing about trees being cut down, but you never talk about Spanish moss. It's killing all of our street trees and nobody is doing anything about it." - Bungalower reader Spanish moss, as mossy as it seems,...
EDITOR'S NOTE: Bungalower is proud to be a media sponsor of PARK(ing) Day Orlando SPONSORED: The Orlando Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects (Website) and the College Park Partnership (Website) are seeking local activists, artists, designers, architects, and...
The third Florida Local Food Summit (Facebook | Website) will be held September 8-10 in Orlando's Audubon Park Garden District. The Summit functions as a state-wide organic farming conference with workshops, farm tours, and speakers scheduled throughout the three day event. The...
Park Day Orlando (Facebook) is a local group that transforms City parking spaces into mini public parks, for one day a year. Last year we "participated" in something similar, the City's One Less Car Event (Facebook), but we did a...
Photo via WikiCommons   As Florida voters await the November election to decide on legalizing the cultivation, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis, the Orlando City Council has voted to impose a temporary moratorium on the opening of "certain new cannabis...
Thanks to a Mayor's Matching Grant, Lake Eola Heights will be building its own community garden. The new garden plots will be located at 406 E. Amelia Street, behind Broadway United Methodist Church . 36 plots will be available for...