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Staying Well During COVID-19: Importance of Wearing a Face Covering for Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals

Over the past several months, we have learned more about the COVID-19 virus and how it is spread. According to the CDC, people can transmit the virus to others even if they have no symptoms or before they… Read More

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called A Gentle Plea for Chaos and it transformed the way I think about gardening.  In her book, she describes the way nature plants.  There are no lines,… Read More

Broward Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals Staying Healthy During COVID-19: Symptoms and Testing Sites

COVID-19 is a virus that has affected many individuals and industries across the county and beyond. You cannot watch the news without hearing an update. Landscapers and those working outside to grow ornamentals, mow lawns, engage in pest management,… Read More

Hurricane Preparedness: Meal and Menu Planning

Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. We have seen the devastating effects to communities that have been hit hard by hurricanes, which are always a very real threat to Florida. Preparedness is one key to… Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

Cattleyas love to grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow on trees. Epiphytes… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteers Evaluate UF/IFAS Lettuce Lines Grown Hydroponically

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition,… Read More

Prescription for Healthy Palms

South Florida is known for its lush, tropical looking palms.  To keep them looking their best, most palms need timely maintenance, especially fertilization.  Are your palms yellow, stunted and/or lacking vigor? If so, here are some timely tips… Read More

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South Florida Water Management… Read More

Eating from Backyard Gardens in South Florida

The pandemic of 2020 has many families faced with job loss, reduced income, and tight budgets leading to limited food options. Food donation lines are long. Many are in need. Farmers are making local produce available directly to… Read More