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FEATURE STORY: Surprise! Florida Dead Last in 2012 Locavore Index

May 17, 2012 No Comments by

Well, maybe it is not such a surprise after all.  In a new national assessment of local-sourced food opportunities, Florida comes in at the very bottom.  The assessment was developed by Strolling of the Heifers, a Vermont-based sustainable food community, which is dedicated to protecting family farms and promoting locavorism. It is kind of a […]

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Local Organic CSA Garden Featured on NBC News Channel 8 On Your Side

May 16, 2012 No Comments by

TBN Gardens & Groves is a CSA garden in New Port Richey, Florida and the organization has been a long time supporter of Ecology Florida. The garden began as an experiment over ten years ago in permaculture organic gardening using heirloom vegetable seeds that are easily grown in the Gulf Coast environment. Over the years […]

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Recipe: Purslane & Grapefruit Smoothie

May 11, 2012 No Comments by

This was shared with us by Ecology Florida’s friend, Ann Scott. Did you know Purslane has more omega-3 fatty acids than in some of fish oils? If you aren’t familiar with the health benefits of Purslane, you can read all about it here. Enjoy! In it’s simplest form, I just pop a bunch of Purslane […]

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EDITORIAL: Dining and Dreaming at the Top of World

Mar 14, 2012 No Comments by

When considered in the context of sustainability, the crowded happy ambiance of mid-scale franchise restaurants seems drawn from a strange, fantastic dream.  It would be a very strange dream indeed were such a scene to drift into the deep-sleep tableau of any of the billion or so residents of the planet living close to starvation, […]

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USF Mini-Conference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on New Religions

Feb 23, 2012 No Comments by

The Department of Religious Studies together with a number of co-sponsors is hosting a one-day min-conference on new Religious Movements on March 1, 2012. The conference features keynote addresses by three of the world’s most notable scholars of New religions, James R. Lewis, J. Gordon Melton and Bron Taylor. In addition to Melton, Taylor and […]

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Broccoli Mash with Miso Gravy

Feb 13, 2012 No Comments by

Thanks to Ann Scott for this great raw food recipe! Do you have a favorite dish you make using local, fresh ingredients? Send us the recipe and a photo and we’ll post it to the Cooks’ Corner! “This dish is a wonderful combination of healthy protein, minerals and lubricants/healthy fats. And it has a wonderful […]

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The Question of Green Jobs and the Economic Future in Florida

Feb 06, 2012 No Comments by

As we move toward the November elections, one item that is and will continue to be a topic of debate and deliberation is the state of the economy.  From what we have observed, it appears the actual condition of the nation’s economy is difficult for many to understand. Professional economists as well as the general […]

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EDITORIAL: Transforming Transformation in 2012

Jan 09, 2012 No Comments by

As 2012 begins, we witness a world in the throes of transformation.  There is nothing particularly new about this.  The contemporary world, born out of the great revolutions of the modern era (the American, the French, and perhaps most of all the Industrial), exists in a state of perpetual transformation. Very little seems to last […]

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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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USF Food Day Soiree

Oct 28, 2011 No Comments by

October 30th from 6pm to 9pm in Marshall Center (MSC 2709) the Women’s Federation for World Peace USF and F.A.R.M. will be hosting a Food Day Soiree for all of the food interest/gardening groups to come together make our local food system more just and sustainable! Free dinner from Evos and the Loving Hut will […]

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