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Organic Heirloom Seeds Coming Soon to New Port Richey

Nov 02, 2014 3 Comments by

Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida to Team with Market Off Main to Bring Seed Savers Exchange Seeds to New Port Richey. Ecology Florida Staff Florida’s West Coast finally has a source for heirloom, organic seeds from Seed Savers Exchange. Through a cooperative arrangement with Friendship Farms & Fare and Ecology Florida, the Market […]

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Seeds of Love Celebrated as CARES Grower of the Year

Oct 26, 2014 1 Comment by

Ecology Florida Feature by Don Saunders Friendship Farms & Fare Partner, “Seeds of Love” Organic Farm, was awarded CARES Grower of the Year for their best management practices for use of water earlier this month at the Strawberry Festival Grounds in the Charlie Grimes Building, Plant City. CARES is the acronym for County Alliance for […]

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Plastic Water Bottles: One-Use Commodities We Do Not Need

Sep 11, 2014 No Comments by

Plastic Water Bottles: One-Use Commodities We Do Not Need  Editorial Ecology Florida This past March, San Francisco became the first major city in the US to prohibit the sale of plastic water bottles on public property.[5] We commend this positive decision, and encourage Florida municipalities to take similar action. There are numerous reasons for reducing […]

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EDITORIAL: New Toxins and GMOs Headed Our Way

May 13, 2014 4 Comments by

New Toxins and New GMOs Headed Our Way: The Next Roundup for the GMO Corral Summary A new poison may soon be coming to an ecosystem near you.  This is Dow Chemical’s Enlist Duo, a close relative to Monsanto’s aggressively marketed and wildly popular Roundup.  Dow’s powerful herbicide is on the fast track to approval […]

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FEATURE: Key West Votes “NO” to Sanctuary Dredging

Mar 30, 2014 No Comments by

Key West Votes NO to Sanctuary Dredging by Lynn-Marie Smith Residents of Florida are used to battling developers and businesses that threaten the environment and quality of life in their communities.  Key West is certainly no exception.  Even if the City Commission tries to pass laws to protect things of value here, some with deep pockets […]

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Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit

Mar 16, 2014 10 Comments by

The Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit Inaugural Event April 5, 11:00 – 2:00 Market Off Main, New Port Richey Hosted by Market Off Main, Ecology Florida, and Friendship Farms & Fare The Inaugural Florida Loquat Festival is a learning and sharing event dedicated to expanding knowledge and appreciation of the Loquat Tree and […]

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FEATURE: Waking Up to the Demise of the Indian River Estuary

Sep 09, 2013 1 Comment by

Written by Scott P. Roberts My earliest memory of Florida is waking up to the view out a window of the Holiday Beach motel on Seaway Drive in Ft. Pierce.  A gleaming white ship was passing just outside, moving quickly and quietly.  As it glided out of sight my focus jumped to its white foam […]

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The Natural Price For The Florida Dream: Life In The Indian River Estuary

Aug 27, 2013 No Comments by

For many, life in Florida would seem incomplete without rich green golf courses and lush front lawns. That’s because along with the astronomical population growth the state has seen since 1950 has come the heavy use of fertilizers. Much of this history has also been marked by the use of septic systems for removing sewage […]

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OP/ED: Blue Gold: Reflections on the Condition of Florida’s Natural Springs

Jul 11, 2013 No Comments by

Written by Stephan Hoda Have you ever seen a Florida spring?  The Sunshine State is home to roughly 1,000 natural springs, making it the largest concentration on earth.  Yet, I often find my friends and colleagues are unfamiliar with these natural gems.  “You’re missing out,” I’ll say, enthusiastic to share a story or recommendation.  To […]

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FEATURE: 400

Jun 11, 2013 2 Comments by

Special to Ecology Florida News Did you miss it?  Early last month, atmospheric carbon dioxide topped 400 parts per million (PPM). With some notable exceptions, major news sources gave it light coverage.  Admittedly, its significance is largely symbolic – although there is a correlation between increasing atmospheric carbon and more intense weather phenomena, including the […]

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