Cycles & Sprouts

A healthy curriculum powered by Aetna Foundation


Through a grant from the Aetna Foundation; East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, CityLab-Orlando, Playground City, Kaley Square, Good Food Central Florida, and the Holden Heights Community Development Corporation are collaborating to create Cycles and Sprouts: A Community Based Agriculture and Bicycle Repair program. The goals of this program are to improve health and wellness outcomes for residents, create on-ramps to economic opportunity and improve community safety through:

1. Transformation of vacant parcels into productive and socially stabilizing parcels

2. Implementation of urban agriculture and bike repair training to improve life and job skills while encouraging entrepreneurship


Playground City is excited to lead the development of the Cycles & Sprouts curriculum! Our approach to development is based on Human-Centered Design methods. HCD emphasizes empathy building and experimentation to design meaningful products, in this case, a curriculum that will enable people to level up their urban ag and bike repair skills!

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