For the first time, Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando will have the ability to serve edibles grown on property in an all-natural, chemical-free environment called Vision Gardens. An Aeroponic Structure consisting of 2,000 square feet will be installed in the Westwood Lobby ready to foster herbs, edible flowers and vegetables, such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash.
There will be 81 towers cultivating 44 planting spots in each tower, and the process, repeated every six weeks, will produce herbs and vegetables for meals prepared at the OCCC. Centerplate, the facility’s food service provider, will responsible for the plants, seedlings and maintenance.
Construction of West Halls WE and WF will offer a completely refurbished multipurpose exhibit hall (WE), a new 48,961 square feet ballroom (WF), signature rooms totaling 6,483 square feet, an outdoor terrace and a remodeled show manager’s office overlooking Hall WE1. To be included are state-of-the-art technology, energy-efficient LED lighting including back lit panels with color-changing lights, floor-to-ceiling windows, floor-to-ceiling draperies, upgraded power capability and meeting room flexibility for multipurpose uses.