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Loquat News #18 – October 2016

Oct 10, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 18 October 15, 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Growers Update Budding and Flowering Continues Tiny Fruit Appearing The 2016-2017 budding and flowering season continues, and the first tiny fruit can be observed on some trees. This […]

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Climate Change and the Florida Fall

Sep 30, 2016 No Comments by

by Dell deChant As the fall of 2016 begins with the autumnal equinox (September 22), here in this part of Florida most folks are probably aware that we’ve had an usually hot summer – which is saying something for the Tampa Bay Region.  This should not be too much of a surprise however, since August […]

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Florida Loquat News #17

Aug 10, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News No. 17 August 10, 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Growers Update A New Season Begins As First Buds Appear The first buds of the 2016-2017 season have begun to appear. A number of trees are budding at both the Friendship Farms grove and […]

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Rotarians Reflect on Culture of “Consumerism”

Jun 30, 2016 No Comments

We are a consumer society and it is bred into us from our earliest memories.  We get gifts from Grandma, toys from a jovial stranger at Christmas, acquisitions from stores with toys stacked to the ceiling.  From the moment we can talk, we learn to demand: “I want, I want, I want…”  It’s the American […]

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Ecology Florida Signs Letter Asking for Session to Ban Assault Weapons

Jun 23, 2016 No Comments

The League of Women Voters together with the Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence has written to the governor requesting a special session to ban possession of semi-automatic assault weapons. Ecology Florida is in support of this call and is joining the letter. For more information on this measure, please read the letter in its entirety […]

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Food Recalls Threaten Our Food Safety

Jun 07, 2016 No Comments

General Mills has issued a recall on nearly 10 million units of flour. See the recall notice here. Why do large scale food safety recalls keep happening and what can we do to protect ourselves and our families?   The main cause is the industrial food system, which is the system behind nearly every corporate grocery chain, […]

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Healthy Eating and Ecology Work Together, a Reminder

May 17, 2016 No Comments

We all know how important it is that we continue to educate the public about the difference in food production and its benefits via environment, health and ecology.  Too many people still think that food should be cheap and that there no difference between using corn oil for cooking compared to the more expensive cold-pressed […]

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Florida Loquat News #16 – March

Mar 14, 2016 No Comments

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 1 Comment

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

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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