Archive for December, 2014

Public Service Commission Urged to Reject Venture-Fracking Scheme

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments by

ECFL News, Editorial Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has the opportunity to act in the best interests of Florida’s environment and its citizens.  The PSC is the agency tasked with regulating fees and rates charged by utilities that operate in the state.  Florida Power and Light is petitioning the PSC to be allowed to charge […]

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Loquat Festival Newsletter #4

Dec 11, 2014 3 Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News No. 4 – December 2014 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Here is Your December issue of the Florida Loquat Festival News Your interest and support of the Florida Loquat Festival is appreciated.  We’ve added additional subscribers since our last issue, and we look forward to […]

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Multiple Stressors Impacting Honey Bee Colonies

Dec 04, 2014 No Comments by

by Melissa Gunter Pollen can be transferred via wind, gravity, water, mammals, birds, bats or insects. Out of the approximately 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, 71 are pollinated by bees. Pollination is necessary to begin seed and fruit production in flowers. Approximately 90 percent of all plant species require […]

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Commitment and Context: The Good Story of the Seed Kiosk in New Port Richey

Dec 02, 2014 6 Comments

Commitment and Context: The Good Story of the Seed Kiosk in New Port Richey Dell deChant New Port Richey has the only Seed Savers Exchange sales site in the Tampa Bay Region. Here you will find organic, heirloom seeds that serve to protect our seed heritage and promote sustainable gardening and growing. So, the dedication of […]

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