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Major Media Ignoring The Reality of Climate Change?

Jan 09, 2012 No Comments by

The reality of climate change is increasingly obvious to most Floridians, and indeed people worldwide.   The economic and cultural consequences are also increasingly apparent.  Food prices continue to escalate, severe weather impacts more of us every year, electrical power consumption steadily increases, 20,000 species a year become extinct, diseases migrate, and we may be reaching […]

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93 Days In Jail For Vegetable Garden

Jul 15, 2011 No Comments by

Image Source Excerpt from Huffington Post article: This isn’t your typical, garden-variety crime. After a warning, a ticket and now a misdemeanor charge, an Oak Park, Mich., woman faces up to 93 days in jail for refusing to remove a vegetable crop from her front lawn. Julie Bass says that she thought it would be […]

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Growing Greener! A Sustainable Gardening Gathering

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments by

Growing Greener! Gulfport Organic Landscaping Days, a FREE family event, will be held Saturday, June 18th at the Gulfport Casino. Join us for a fun day of learning and activities. Lots of give-aways, live music and tasty fresh food. Growing Greener! is aiming for zero waste! Please bring your own eating utensils. Where:  Gulfport Casino, […]

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“Green” is Gold at USF

May 24, 2011 No Comments by

By Christian Wells In March of 2008, the Sustainable Endowment Institute’s College Sustainability Report Card informed the University of South Florida that we had earned a D+ in our efforts to “go green.” But all of this was set to change very rapidly over the next three years when, in April of 2008, USF President […]

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Telephone Town Call: Join the Planning Commission and Hillsborough County Residents

May 16, 2011 No Comments by

Editor’s Note: If you live in Hillsborough County and are interested in its future, mark May 17 on your calendar. This is an innovative program, and one EF fully supports. This planning event is a way for your voice to be heard. You can make a difference. It really is not too late. Via Hillsborough […]

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Small Farms and the Bigger Picture in Marion County

Apr 10, 2011 No Comments by

Thanks to the forward looking Marion County Extension Service and the Board of County Commissioners,  you can now easily find small farms and farmers in your area through their website. You will quickly discover that it is not just about farmers, but also a wide range of agricultural goods and services, from cattle and llamas […]

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USDA Mapping of Public Gardens

Mar 29, 2011 No Comments by

The USDA has launched a new database of what they’re calling ‘People’s Gardens’ in an effort to support the effort of communities around the country that are coming together to grow fresh food. USDA Press Release: [Excerpt] Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today urged people across the Nation to start People’s Gardens in their communities and […]

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ECO FLA supports Slow Food USA initiative-where’s the buzz?

Mar 15, 2011 No Comments by

According to Slow Food USA honey bees are under attack but, as of yet, no one knows just what the culprit might be. Since bees are responsible for helping us grow food by pollinating many of our crops, ECO FLA encourages supporters and sponsors to join with Slow Food USA in getting the attention of […]

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America’s New Farmers From Oregon to Florida

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments by

Are you young and want to be farmer?  If so, you are not alone. Although the majority of farmland in the United States is owned by farmers over 55, there is a growing trend of younger farmers making an effort to revive old school farming techniques. We are seeing this same trend in Florida, and […]

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Sea-level rise to impact Tampa, noted science author claims.

Feb 26, 2011 No Comments by

In an interview on PBS’s “Need to Know” (2/25/11), science author, Mark Hertsgaard, observed that in addition to the impact of sea-level rise due to climate-change on major cities like New York and San Francisco, “equally at risk is Tampa.”  In the video feed of the interview, there is a image of Tampa’s downtown waterfront, […]

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