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‘Flip My Florida Yard’ TV show coming to Alachua County

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. —  ‘Flip My Florida Yard’ is coming to a backyard near you. Ten homeowners across eight Florida counties were chosen to have their yard “flipped” into a Florida-Friendly paradise – one… Read More

Gardens of the World: Chinese and Japanese Gardens

With Nature, Not Without Once I was walking along a winding trail within a park that was surrounded by blossoming trees. As I strolled along the trail, I could hear chirping birds, rustling leaves, and a calm breeze…. Read More

Gardens of the World: Renaissance Gardens

The Emerging Renaissance – Nature and Art Europe erupted from a period of darkness into the Renaissance. Known for art, architecture, technology, and literature, the Renaissance brought about a wave of cultural development. When we think of the… Read More

Gardens of the World: A Period of Darkness

A Dark Period of Time Everything outside the walls is wild and dangerous…The decline of the Roman empire led to the beginning of the Medieval Period or Middle Ages. Once Rome fell, western Europe was in chaos, there… Read More

Gardens of the World: Expanding Empires

Introduction An expanding civilization brought expanding empires with new ideas, cultures, and gardens. As civilization expanded, so did landscape and garden design. Throughout history, different cultures embodied themselves through landscape design but there is a clear influence by… Read More

Gardens of the World: A Beginning Along a River

A Beginning Along a River Imagine yourself nomadically wandering a desert, constantly searching for your next meal and freshwater, when you suddenly come upon a vibrant river teeming with life.  The river’s seasonal ebbs-and-flows formed a landscape prime… Read More

2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Recognizes Beef

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC), United States Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Health Services has recently recognized beef’s role in a healthy lifestyle. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and CEO Colin Woodall stated, “the DGAC… Read More

Diversify the Landscape: Wonderful Trees

Introduction It is Independence Day! American flags are flying, and the colors of fireworks will soon fill the night sky. Another way to celebrate Independence Day, other than watching your favorite Will Smith and Bill Pullman flick, is… Read More