The first time the Moody family approached the Marion County Commission for a special use permit to build a bottling plant near their twelve-acre site in Salt Springs, they were denied by a slim majority of 3 to 2. The Moody family revised their proposal: instead of building a large bottling plant on their site in Salt Springs, they requested a driveway and pole barn to help them truck the water out of Salt Springs to a bottling facility in Ocala. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Weinke reports the second time they asked for the special use permit, the Marion County Commission granted it unanimously.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/saltspringswrapEDIT.mp3]
Through nature walks around Gainesville, the Joy Walk Club provides a space for relaxation and connection
Having to do work online, apart from people, took its toll on Jyoti Parmar, which led her and Cassandra Tucci, a Gainesville activist, to create the Joy Walk Club.