When the tourism industry came to a halt in Orlando Florida, Urban Smart Farms, Centerplate and the Orange County Convention Center switched gears and developed a donation program giving fresh greens and herbs back to our community around the city of Orlando.
Hitting a milestone of 50,000+ plants donated in exactly one year since started on 03/25/2020. Turning an unprecedented event to a positive project inspiring hope and giving fresh food to our community by establishing partnerships with over 11 different organizations in Central Florida.
The Center-To-Table gardens, located in the lobby of the Orange County Convention Center, were created out of Urban Smart Farms‘ vision for more sustainable food sourcing in the heart of our hometown; Orlando, Florida.
Paired with one of the most unique food growing venues in the world, the gardens offer a special opportunity to educate the center’s visitors on the practices of responsible food sourcing.
The OCCC is the largest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified convention center in the world, attracting nearly 1.4 million attendees each year.