Every year, more and more Southwest residents are becoming aware of the impact they have on the environment and are choosing to do something about it. Whether biking instead of driving, planting native plants or eating and buying organic, these small steps have a big effect, helping conserve and protect vital resources.The Southwest Orlando Bulletin has compiled a list of local businesses and products that offer environmentally friendly choices for those looking to green up their homes and lifestyles.
407-246-44863401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlandowww.cityoforlando.net
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake offers a scenic nature park with many passive and active amenities for public enjoyment, while protecting a section of the endangered Florida sand pine scrub habitat. The park’s lands are vital to the Floridian aquifer system and help replenish the underground water supply. Operating hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily from April-October and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily from November-March.
407-654-464413246 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Gardenwww.countylineot.com
County Line Ornamental & Tree carries an assortment of tropical and cold-hardy plants and trees for all landscaping needs to green up every space imaginable. County Line offers plants that tolerate full sun or full shade, as well as provides palm trees for a Floridian look or live oak trees and crape myrtles for a country look.
407-296-30422204 Hempel Ave., Gothawww.royalmulchandnursery.com
Royal Mulch & Nursery is a family-owned and -operated full-service nursery. With 18 acres offering plants, shrubs, trees, mulch and sod, Royal Mulch has everything both homeowners and landscapers need to beautify their homes and businesses. Royal Mulch’s brick-paving division is home to the area’s largest outdoor showroom and offers complete design and installation of patios, pool decks, driveways and retaining walls.
407-331-9077275 Hunt Park Cove, Longwoodwww.superiorsolar.com
Superior Solar Systems specializes in residential and light commercial solar electric, water heating and pool heating applications. Now entering its 28th year in business in the Central Florida area, and with more than 18,000 installations, Superior Solar Systems is one of the most respected solar contracting companies in the state. Its dedicated staff, combined with the integration of the latest technology, ensures that its systems deliver the greatest possible return on investment, environmental impact and overall satisfaction to its clients.
Windermere Farmer’s Market is the result of the Downtown Business Committee wanting to provide residents with fresh, local, quality items. Available at the market is a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, gourmet cheeses, farm-fresh eggs, handmade pastas, local honey, artisan breads and much more. There is also a wide selection of plants and flowers. The market is held on Main Street in front of Windermere Town Hall every Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Kearney Publishing Corp.7901 Kingspointe Parkway, Suite 28Orlando, FL 32819407.351.1573 | Fax number: 407.363.3954
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