Loquat News #9

May 21, 2015 No Comments by

Florida Loquat News No. 9 May 21, 2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Here is Your Post-Festival issue of the Florida Loquat News Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit  Loquat Festival Draws Large Crowd Education, Economic, and Cultural Impact Significant The annual Florida Loquat Festival was a […]

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Loquat Festival News – #7 – March 2015

Mar 03, 2015 1 Comment by

Florida Loquat News No. 7 March  2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Here is Your March issue of the Florida Loquat News Florida Loquat Festival: Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit Next Month April 4, 2015 – 9:00 – 2:00 – Market Off Main – 6214 Lincoln St, New Port Richey Our big event […]

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Defending Our Monarchs: Action Can Help Butterflies

Feb 24, 2015 1 Comment by

Ecology Florida Staff Ecology Florida supports the addition of Monarchs to the Endangered Species List A timely report from Organic Consumers Association has been released with an emphatic headline:  “Save the Monarch from Monsanto.” The report advocates support for a petition generated by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Center for Food Safety, which seeks protection for […]

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Loquat Newsletter #5 – January 2015

Jan 14, 2015 1 Comment by

Florida Loquat Festival News No. 5 January 2015 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Here is Your January issue of the Florida Loquat News Your interest and support of the Florida Loquat Festival is appreciated. We continue to add new subscribers, and we look forward to adding more in […]

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Public Service Commission Urged to Reject Venture-Fracking Scheme

Dec 21, 2014 No Comments by

ECFL News, Editorial Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has the opportunity to act in the best interests of Florida’s environment and its citizens.  The PSC is the agency tasked with regulating fees and rates charged by utilities that operate in the state.  Florida Power and Light is petitioning the PSC to be allowed to charge […]

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Commitment and Context: The Good Story of the Seed Kiosk in New Port Richey

Dec 02, 2014 6 Comments by

Commitment and Context: The Good Story of the Seed Kiosk in New Port Richey Dell deChant New Port Richey has the only Seed Savers Exchange sales site in the Tampa Bay Region. Here you will find organic, heirloom seeds that serve to protect our seed heritage and promote sustainable gardening and growing. So, the dedication of […]

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Dow’s New Poison Threatens Bees

Nov 24, 2014 No Comments by

Dow’s New Poison Threatens Bees Ecology Florida News Editorial “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” – attributed to Albert Einstein. The EPA approved a powerful new […]

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Florida Loquat Festival News – #3

Nov 10, 2014 1 Comment by

Florida Loquat Festival News – No. 3 November 2014 Celebrating Florida’s Urban Fruit An Ecology Florida/Friendship Farms & Fare Annual Event Welcome to the November issue of the Florida Loquat Festival News Thanks for your interest and support of the Florida Loquat Festival. We’ve added several more subscribers since our last issue, and we look forward […]

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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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USF Students Learn to Harvest in New Port Richey Gardens

Oct 07, 2014 No Comments by

Dirt was flying this Sunday as USF students visited Friendship Farm & Fare’s “South Garden” located in New Port Richey to help out with the Fall harvest. The students are part of a USF group called FARM–Food Activists Revolutionizing Meals–whose mission is to educate people about local farms and to learn about what those local farms […]

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