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Organic Heirloom Seeds Coming Soon to New Port Richey

Nov 02, 2014 3 Comments by

Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida to Team with Market Off Main to Bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey. Ecology Florida Staff Florida’s West Coast finally has a source for heirloom, organic seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Through a cooperative arrangement with Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida, the Market […]

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OP/ED: Reasoned Reflections On Mr. Rubio’s “Reasonable Debate”

Feb 18, 2013 No Comments by

Here is another example of what seems to be the big fight. Conservatives who believe climate change is a hoax and liberals who accept the claims of climate scientists and want to make changes. There’s no doubt big money is on both sides pushing agendas, but what about those people who may have no political […]

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Recommended: FDA Quietly Pushes Through Genetically Modified Salmon Over Christmas Break

Jan 29, 2013 No Comments by

In case you missed it, the US FDA released official reports the last week of December approving AquaAdvantage Salmon for both breeding and consumption.  A suspiciously advantageous time to release the documents, Anthony Gucciardi says, due to the inattentiveness of the general public because of the Christmas holiday.  If you missed this news as many […]

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Tara 14 and Citrus Greening: Strengthen the Plant or Destroy the Disease

Aug 06, 2012 1 Comment

When the human immune system is healthy and operating effectively and efficiently, exposure to bacteria will not generally trigger a reaction but if the immune system is compromised, the bacteria can cause negative impacts to the body.  The Florida citrus industry is experiencing the impacts of a bacterial infection.  The immune systems of citrus trees […]

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The Birdhouse: from Club to Co-operative Food Distribution

Jun 06, 2012 No Comments

As reported recently by Strolling of the Heifers, an organization focusing on local food issues, and covered in an Ecology Florida Feature, Florida is dead last among all states in local food systems.  Since finding out Florida is one of the top five agriculture producing states in the Nation and living in one of the […]

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OP/ED: The American Future: High Speed Rail and Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure

May 17, 2012 1 Comment

This article originally published on NewPortRichey.Patch.com is Copyright 2012 Robert C Marlowe, and republished with permission. Geeknote: Fair warning disclaimer– This is the most “political” GEEKNOTE I’ve ever written. I may make you mad, but I hope that I make you think. The past two weeks have been a bit of a blur. Two weeks […]

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FEATURE STORY: Surprise! Florida Dead Last in 2012 Locavore Index

May 17, 2012 No Comments

Well, maybe it is not such a surprise after all.  In a new national assessment of local-sourced food opportunities, Florida comes in at the very bottom.  The assessment was developed by Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based sustainable food community, which is dedicated to protecting family farms and promoting locavorism. It is kind of a […]

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The Question of Green Jobs and the Economic Future in Florida

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments

As we move toward the November elections, one item that is and will continue to be a topic of debate and deliberation is the state of the economy.  From what we have observed, it appears the actual condition of the nation’s economy is difficult for many to understand. Professional economists as well as the general […]

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Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference 2011

Jun 28, 2011 No Comments

The University of Florida’s (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Focus Team are pleased to announce that the third annual Florida Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Conference will be held in Kissimmee, Florida July 15 – 17, 2011. Registration for the third annual […]

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“Green” is Gold at USF

May 24, 2011 No Comments

By Christian Wells In March of 2008, the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card informed the University of South Florida that we had earned a D+ in our efforts to “go green.” But all of this was set to change very rapidly over the next three years when, in April of 2008, USF President […]

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