The Green Building Committee for the Greater Orlando Home Builders Association is helping to build green homes for middle income households, a previously ignored market for green building. They also educate builders and contractors on green practices and standards that can reduce the costs of home ownership while increasing home value.
Retired financial planners, Bernie and Carl Moro, turned a 10-acre abandoned chicken farm, with 4.5 acres of greenhouses, into The Vital Earth, a rich and productive space to grow earthworms. Earthworms act as a super charged compost system. They eat half their body weight daily and you can feed them all types of green waste such as cardboard, paper, kitchen waste, grass clippings and more. The end product is called Vermicompost, a nutrient-rich, natural fertilizer and soil conditioner. Vermicompost is a natural alternative to chemical fertilizer and richer in many nutrients than traditional composting.