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Florida Loquat News – #14 January

Jan 22, 2016 No Comments by

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

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 1 Comment by

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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Feature Blog: Green Dreams with Pete Kanaris

Jul 28, 2015 No Comments

Business Profile: Farm – Green Dreams at Sandhill Farm  Owner: Peter Kanaris Known for: High Quality ‘Food Forest’ Consulting and Design Sandhill Farm, home to Green Dreams, is nestled in the shady hammocks of Central Florida in East Pasco county, appropriately named after the Jurassic Park like Sandhill Crane. This team of dreamers has been […]

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Florida Loquat News #10 – July 22

Jul 26, 2015 No Comments

Florida Loquat News No. 10 July 22, 2015 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 2015-2016 season have appeared on several trees at the Friendship Farms & Fare grove.  For folks interested in tracking the […]

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A Land With Too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future

Jun 20, 2015 No Comments

A Land with too Much Plenty: Food Collapse and Florida’s Future Not Feeling the Pinch in the Land of More Than Enough, Joel Bourne’s The End Of Plenty, Food Collapse and the Florida Future Editorial: Ecology Florida Did you get enough to eat yesterday?  For folks reading this article, the answer is probably “yes.” “Yes, […]

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