Category: Eco Events

  • 8th Annual Okra Occasion Aug 26, 2023 in New Port Richey

    8th Annual Okra Occasion Aug 26, 2023 in New Port Richey

    Eighth Annual Okra Occasion Saturday August 26, 2023, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New Port Richey Public Library  Downtown New Port Richey, Florida, at Main & Madison Less than a festival but more than an ordinary day!  ZERO WASTE EVENT – COME & SEE! Presented by New Port Richey FarmNet & New Port Richey Environmental…

  • 10th Annual Loquat Festival a Resounding Success for New Port Richey

    10th Annual Loquat Festival a Resounding Success for New Port Richey

    New Port Richey, FL – The 10th annual Florida Loquat Festival was held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey. The event was a success, with over 1,000 people in attendance. The festival featured a variety of activities, including live music, food trucks, a loquat tree sale, and a…

  • GOOD NEWS! 10th Annual Florida Loquat Festival Coming Up!

    GOOD NEWS! 10th Annual Florida Loquat Festival Coming Up!

    GOOD NEWS: 10th ANNUAL FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL IS COMING UP March 18, 2023 New Port Richey, Florida Frances Ave. Park ~ 6156 Louisiana Avenue, 34653 Ecology Florida and New Port Richey FarmNet with support of the City of New Port Richey, will host the 10th annual Florida Loquat Festival on Saturday, March 18 from 10:00…

  • Red Tide Rises Again: The 2021 Story

    Red Tide Rises Again: The 2021 Story

    by Monica Starr An Ecology Florida Feature If you are a Florida resident, you have heard about the harmful algae blooms taking over the gulf beaches this summer. These blooms of algae consist of small marine microorganisms known as Karenia brevis [1]. Most recently, these dangerous organisms have flourished in the Tampa Bay area, creating…

  • Florida Loquat Festival Returns! Mini-Festival 2021

    Florida Loquat Festival Returns! Mini-Festival 2021

    2021 Florida Loquat Festival “Back to the Future” A Mini-Festival Maintaining A New Port Richey Tradition Good news for loquat fans in the Tampa Bay Region.  The Florida Loquat Festival will return in March, 2021. This year, the celebration of our distinctive local fruit will occur over a two week period at a variety of…

  • Florida Loquat News #35 – July 2019

    Florida Loquat News #35 – July 2019

    Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit No. 35 July 1, 2019 Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare http://www.ecologyflorida.org/ Find the Florida Loquat Festival on Facebook Here is Your Post-Festival issue of the Florida Loquat News 2019 Annual Loquat Festival Tremendous Success Largest Attendance in Festival…

  • Florida Loquat News #27 – January 2018

    Florida Loquat News #27 – January 2018

    Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 27 January 18, 2017 2018 Florida Loquat Festival March 24, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park, New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars The 2018 Florida Loquat Festival will be Saturday March 24. Mark your calendars and make arrangements now to…

  • Florida Loquat Festival News #20 – February 2017

    Florida Loquat Festival News #20 – February 2017

    Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event 2017 Florida Loquat Festival Fast Approaching Mark Your Calendars! April 8, 2017 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars The 2017 Florida Loquat Festival will be Saturday April 8. Mark your calendars and make arrangements now…

  • Loquat News #18 – October 2016

    Loquat News #18 – October 2016

    Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 18 October 15, 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Growers Update Budding and Flowering Continues Tiny Fruit Appearing The 2016-2017 budding and flowering season continues, and the first tiny fruit can be observed on some trees. This…

  • Florida Loquat News #16 – March

    Florida Loquat News #16 – March

    Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 16 March 2016 Pre-Event Edition Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL March 26 Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Getting There The 3rd Annual Florida Loquat Festival is fast approaching.  If you are planning to…