Awarenesss: What's going on?
ICARE endeavors to create powerful alliances with other non-profit and for-profit entities that have similar vision. We thank our local and state government for providing such great resources and thank those that work tirelessly to get the word out about advancements, innovation, success stories and other projects that further our shared mission and goals.
Farm to School Program in Florida
Food Revolution Day
Farm to School is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.
For more information about the recently launched National Farm to School Network, click here.
To find your Regional Lead Agency, click here.
Food Revolution Day on May 17, 2013 is a chance for people who love food to come together to share information, talents and resources; to pass on their knowledge and highlight the world’s food issues. All around the globe, people will work together to make a difference. Food Revolution Day is about connecting with your community through events at schools, restaurants, local businesses, dinner parties and farmers' markets. ICARE is the Cape Coral Ambassador for Food Revolution Day!
For more information click here.
My Edible Yard
A Florida woman chronicles her journey as she strives to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle by gardening organically, raising backyard chickens and other urban homesteading techniques in the middle of what is basically, Fort Lauderdale.
Read more on her blog, click here.
Your source for safe, healthy, natural and nutritious grass-fed beef, lamb, goats, bison, poultry, pork, dairy and other wild edibles. Support for farmers who raise their livestock on pasture from birth to market and who actively promote the welfare of their animals and the health of the land. Find a state-by-state list of local pastured meat and dairy products (as well as some wild seafood, honey, etc.) in the Eatwild Directory of Farmers.
Support your LOCAL producers! Click here.