Guest Column: What Irma Taught Us

Sep 25, 2017 No Comments by

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. […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News #23 – June 2017

Jun 10, 2017 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 23 June 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. 23 June  17, 2017 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event  Here is Your Post-Festival issue of the […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News #21 – March

Mar 20, 2017 No Comments by

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 21 March 2017 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event 2017 Festival Almost Here Mark Your Calendars The Florida Loquat Festival April 8, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Frances Avenue Park New Port Richey Barbara & Sylvia during recent harvest at Don & […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News – #19 January 2017

Jan 09, 2017 No Comments by

Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event 2017 Florida Loquat Festival April 8, 2017 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Frances Avenue Park, New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars Friends, Supporters, and Patrons at the 2106 Florida Loquat Festival The 2017 Florida Loquat Festival will be Saturday April 8. Mark your calendars […]

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Loquat News #18 – October 2016

Oct 10, 2016 No Comments by

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 […]

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Climate Change and the Florida Fall

Sep 30, 2016 1 Comment by

by Dell deChant As the fall of 2016 begins with the autumnal equinox (September 22), here in this part of Florida most folks are probably aware that we’ve had an usually hot summer – which is saying something for the Tampa Bay Region.  This should not be too much of a surprise however, since August […]

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Rotarians Reflect on Culture of “Consumerism”

Jun 30, 2016 No Comments by

We are a consumer society and it is bred into us from our earliest memories.  We get gifts from Grandma, toys from a jovial stranger at Christmas, acquisitions from stores with toys stacked to the ceiling.  From the moment we can talk, we learn to demand: “I want, I want, I want…”  It’s the American […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 15, February

Feb 20, 2016 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 15 February 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event FLORIDA LOQUAT FESTIVAL ALMOST HERE! Fruit at Friendship Farms & Fare It is almost time for the annual celebration of our favorite fruit.  That’s right, the annual Florida Loquat […]

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Florida Loquat News – #14 January

Jan 22, 2016 3 Comments by

Florida Loquat News The Newsletter of The Florida Loquat Festival No. 14 January 2016 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event 2016 Florida Loquat Festival – March 26, 2016 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Frances Avenue Park. New Port Richey Mark Your Calendars This year’s Florida Loquat Festival will be Saturday March 26. […]

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From ‘Sustainable’ to ‘Regenerative:’ The Future of Food

Nov 13, 2015 No Comments by

by André Leu and Ronnie Cummins edited by Marilynn deChant The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture wants “farmers and agricultural interests to come up with a single definition of sustainability in order to avoid confusing the public with various meanings of the term in food and production methods.” Is “sustainability” meaningless to consumers and the public? […]

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