Environment

🌎 A guide to celebrating Earth Day, today and every day

What they said. ☝️ Happy Earth Day! | (📸: @giphy) Fun fact: According to EarthDay.org, more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. 🎉 Here are our top nine suggestions for celebrating the day: Get outdoors. Go for a hike, take […]

/ April 22, 2022


🚜 Where to get CSA boxes in Orlando

(📸: @everoakfarm) Ever been in mid-conversation with a friend when they abruptly cut you off so they can run home and take their CSA box inside and you’re left standing there dumbfounded about wtf just happened or what a CSA box even is? That was me three years ago — thankfully, after a quick Google […]

/ August 10, 2021


🗺 10 Questions with The Great Outdorks

It’s been a minute but we’re back with not one, not two, but THREE locals to know in our LTK series. Kevin, Tiffany, and Dave Aka “Downwind, Swamp Witch, and Wisdom Dave” make up The Great Outdorks, a fun local account to follow on Instagram that’ll get you pumped on traversing our great outdoors.  The […]

/ July 26, 2021


Spotlight on Orlando Permaculture

The Orlando Permaculture team on an annual field trip to Oakland Nature Preserve to remove several hundred pounds of invasive yams. The yams were still edible and delicious! (📸: Orlando Permaculture) I recently got an email from Eliot Kersgaard regarding an upcoming event that he thought would be of interest to Pulptown readers. Well, it […]

/ March 10, 2021


Florida Manatees – federal crime to harass manatees

What Orlando is talking about And not even just Orlando… the whole world is talking about the case of the manatee with the word “Trump” scrawled on its side. Here’s what we’ve learned: The sighting in Florida this week of a manatee with letters spelling out “Trump” on its back has not only sparked a […]

/ January 20, 2021


🎁 Pulptown’s Very Merry 2020 Gift Guide (Extended)

Explore 51 (and counting) of our favorite local gift ideas, from cookies to art to coloring books — and these gifts aren’t just for the holiday season.

/ December 8, 2020


Take a mental health day in the great Orlando outdoors

Take a drive on the wild side at Wild Florida’s new safari ride. (📸: @kellyanntrace) Orlando is known for its entertainment and attractions, but what about on days when you just need to get away from the noise and push the good ol’ reset button? Outside of hanging in and cozying up with a good […]

/ February 25, 2020


What happens to nuisance alligators in Florida?

Anyone concerned about a nuisance alligator should call the Nuisance Alligator Hotline at 866-FWC-GATOR. 📸: Bruce Warrington DID YOU KNOW: If you’ve ever encountered an alligator in Florida…that’s pretty normal. The state is home to an estimated 1.3 million alligators that can be found in all 67 counties. But even though it might be common […]

/ March 21, 2019


How to explore and help protect Florida’s natural beauty

Audubon Florida measures ecological health using scientific research and studying wild birds. Ray Hennessy Development in Florida continues to boom. In the late 1940s Congress authorized the Central and South Florida Project. The project forever changed the water flow from the Orlando area to the Everglades in South Florida.   Development also meant building on […]

/ March 13, 2019


Take an airboat tour that is ‘as Everglades as it gets’

Can you feel the breeze in your hair? (📸: @wildfloridairboats) Alligators, coyotes, red foxes, white-tailed deer, frogs, toads and turtles are only a few of the animals you’ll spot when you’re riding on Wild Florida’s airboat with a gigantic fan buzzing behind you. And, of course, you can’t miss one of Florida’s 1.25 million alligators. […]

/ March 6, 2019