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Florida Loquat News #16 – March

Mar 14, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 16 March 2016 Pre-Event Edition Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL March 26 Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Getting There The 3rd Annual Florida Loquat Festival is fast approaching.  If you are planning to […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News – Special Edition

Feb 27, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News Special Edition Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Special Edition Florida Loquat News The Florida Loquat Festival is pleased to recognize our sponsors and supporters for the 2016 Florida Loquat Festival – March 26, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Frances Avenue Park, New Port Richey, […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 15, February

Feb 20, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 15 February 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL ALMOST HERE! Fruit at Friendship Farms & Fare It is almost time for the annual celebration of our favorite fruit.  That’s right, the annual Florida Loquat […]

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Florida Loquat News – #14 January

Jan 22, 2016 3 Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 14 January 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event 2016 Florida Loquat Festival – March 26, 2016 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Frances Avenue Park. New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars This year’s Florida Loquat Festival will be Saturday March 26. […]

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Christmas Heat and Cool Projects for the New Year

Jan 09, 2016 No Comments

by Dell deChant Tampa recorded a record-high temperature for Christmas Day this year — 86 degrees, a little “Christmas Heat.” The old record was 83, reached in 1984, 1942 and 1911. Tampa’s high was also the highest ever recorded for any day in December in this part of Florida. Here at our little organic farm […]

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Florida Loquat News #13 – December

Dec 22, 2015 3 Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 13 December 2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Announcing the 2016 Florida Loquat Festival March 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Frances Avenue Park, New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars We are pleased to announce the date and location of […]

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From ‘Sustainable’ to ‘Regenerative:’ The Future of Food

Nov 13, 2015 No Comments

by André Leu and Ronnie Cummins edited by Marilynn deChant The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture wants “farmers and agricultural interests to come up with a single definition of sustainability in order to avoid confusing the public with various meanings of the term in food and production methods.” Is “sustainability” meaningless to consumers and the public? […]

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Loquats News #12 – October 2015

Oct 14, 2015 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 12 October 19, 2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Growers Update Budding and Flowering Continues Tiny Fruit Appearing The 2015-2016 budding and flowering season continues, and the first tiny fruit can be observed on some trees. This […]

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Laurel Wilt – Bay Tree Deaths: Surprising Losses in New Port Richey

Sep 08, 2015 No Comments

Laurel Wilt, Bay Tree Deaths: Surprising Losses in New Port Richey Dell deChant Chair, Environmental Committee, City of New Port Richey Citizens of New Port Richey, Florida, in the southwest corner of the Springs Coast Watershed, may have recently noticed an unusually large number of dead and dying trees, some of which are huge, once […]

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Loquat News #11 – August 2015

Aug 29, 2015 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 11 August  30, 2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Growers Update A New Season Begins As Buds Burst Into Flower The first buds of the 2015-2016 season have now begun to flower. All five threes at the […]

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