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Rotarians Reflect on Culture of “Consumerism”

Jun 30, 2016 No Comments by

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 by

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 by

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 by

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 Festival News – No. 15, February

Feb 20, 2016 No Comments by

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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Florida Loquat News – #14 January

Jan 22, 2016 3 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 3 Comments 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

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 by

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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