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Guest Article: Oshi Shola and My Food Journey

Sep 21, 2020 No Comments by

My Food Journey Jesse Haskins Whether my parents intended or not (probably not), I built my cultural identity around food. I grew up loving my maternal grandmother’s rice dishes. She recognized this as fundamental to her Jewish-Afghanistan heritage. I remember being particularly fond of her “oshi shola” recipe, a recipe of which I still have […]

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Ecology Florida Announces New Vice President

Sep 06, 2020 No Comments by

Ecology Florida has elected Jesse Haskins to serve as vice president.  Jesse Haskins is an attorney who dedicated his law practice to strengthening our local food systems. He offers legal services to small scale agricultural enterprises. Jesse Haskins is excited about serving as vice president of Ecology Florida because of the organization’s emphasis on local food systems. Ecology […]

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Guest Column: Local Food, National Security

Aug 20, 2020 Comments Off on Guest Column: Local Food, National Security by

BY JESSE HASKINS • AGRICULTURE LAW Photo: American Phytopathological Society, Rye infected with ergot In 6th century B.C.E., the Assyrians, in modern day Iraq, poisoned enemy wells with rye ergot, a fungus disease. Imagine seeing a person suffering ergotism. The first victim of bioterrorism in recorded history may have felt a violent burning. “Holy fire” became the nickname […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Frailty of America’s Food System

May 15, 2020 No Comments

COVID-19 Pandemic Reveals Frailty of America’s Food System Dell deChant By now most Americans have seen images of long lines at food banks around the nation – thousands of cars bumper to bumper in Cleveland, San Antonio, Minneapolis, Pittsburg, and many other cities.  The images are devastating.  How could this happen? The question echoes across […]

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POSTPONED – Florida Loquat Festival to be held later in 2020

Mar 17, 2020 No Comments

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 39 March 20, 2020 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/ Find the Florida Loquat Festival on Facebook The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival SPECIAL EDITION Festival Postponed Florida Loquat News The Newsletter […]

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Florida Loquat News #38 – March 2020

Mar 03, 2020 No Comments

Florida Loquat News #38 The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 38 March 4, 2020 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY Seventh Annual Florida Loquat Festival March 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Educational Program 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Frances Avenue […]

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Loquat News #37 – February 2020

Feb 18, 2020 Comments Off on Loquat News #37 – February 2020

Loquat news No. 37 Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 37 February 18, 2020 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Seventh Annual Florida Loquat Festival March 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Educational Program 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) Frances Avenue Park ~ […]

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Florida Loquat News #36 – December 2019

Dec 24, 2019 Comments Off on Florida Loquat News #36 – December 2019

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 36 December 23, 2019 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/ Find the Florida Loquat Festival on Facebook Seventh Annual Florida Loquat Festival March 21, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park […]

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Loquat News #31 – December 2018

Dec 27, 2018 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 31 December 27, 2018 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Sixth Annual Florida Loquat Festival March 23, 2019 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars The sixth annual Florida Loquat Festival […]

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500 Million Plastic Straws a Day? Let’s Go With the Paper

Sep 12, 2018 2 Comments

Part I of a three-part series on plastics an Ecology Florida Editorial A trending ecological initiative is the contra-straw movement.  USA Today has a good short article on the “anti-straw movement,” and Fast Company has an article about cities that have banned or are considering banning the plastic drinking tubes.  As it pertains to Florida, […]

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