Archive for Feature

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

Sep 12, 2018 No Comments by

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, […]

Editorial, Feature Read more

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 30 – September 2018

Sep 06, 2018 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 30 September 2018 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 30 September 10, 2018 ANNUAL LABOR DAY EDITION Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare First Flowers Edition Florida Loquat News […]

Feature Read more

Florida Loquat News #29, July 2018

Jul 07, 2018 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit No. 29 July 15, 2018 Published by Ecology Florida and Friendship Farms & Fare https://www.ecologyflorida.org/ https://tarrylane.wixsite.com/friendship Here is Your Post-Festival issue of the Florida Loquat News Poets, planners, canners, volunteers, vendors, and sponsors at the 2018 Florida Loquat Festival. Fifth Annual […]

Feature Read more

University of Florida IFAS: Invasive Species Cost ‘Tens of Millions’, Seeks Help

Mar 27, 2018 No Comments

By Jack Payne A snake so voracious it can swallow a fully-grown deer prowls the Everglades. An insect’s arrival in Florida seemed innocuous enough until the discovery that it carries a fungus that kills avocado trees. A spiny newcomer to Florida is eating fish that could have been on your plate, and it is wreaking […]

Read more

Florida Loquat Festival Update – Event Edition – March 24, 2018

Mar 19, 2018 1 Comment

Florida Loquat Festival Update March 2018 A Special Loquat Festival Update The Florida Loquat Festival Fifth Anniversary America’s Only Loquat Festival March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Commemorative Brochure The Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit Fifth Annual Celebration March 24, 2018 Tentative Program 10:00 Welcome […]

Read more

Florida Loquat Festival News #28 – March 2018

Mar 05, 2018 No Comments

 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event The Florida Loquat Festival Fifth Anniversary America’s Only Loquat Festival March 24, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Commemorative Brochure The Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit Fifth Annual Celebration March 24, 2018 Tentative Program 10:00 […]

Read more

Florida Loquat News #27 – January 2018

Jan 18, 2018 No Comments

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 […]

Read more

Florida Loquat Festival News #26 – November 2017

Nov 22, 2017 No Comments

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 26 November 27, 2017 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Loquat Evening Announcing the 2018 Festival & Release of Leaves of Loquat, Vol. III December 11, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. New Port Richey Public Library The public […]

Read more

Florida Loquat Festival News #25 – October 2017

Oct 01, 2017 No Comments

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 25 October 2017 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 25 October 1, 2017 Loquat buds and Hill Country Red Okra Loquat budding season coincides with the peak of the okra harvest season. […]

Read more

Guest Column: What Irma Taught Us

Sep 25, 2017 No Comments

What Irma Taught Us Dell deChant Remembering Donna I was six years old in 1960 when hurricane Donna scared the dickens out of me.  Irma followed a similar path, and I suspect it was just as scary to six-year-olds today as Donna was to me in our little house on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg. […]

Read more