Master Gardener Training Announcement

2018 Master Gardener Training Announcement Training for the Class of 2018  June 13 – August 1 University of Florida IFAS Extension Columbia County taking applications: Master Gardener Volunteer Program.   Training is held at the office from 9:00 to 4:00… Read More

Controlling Pest Nematodes: A Big Problem in Vegetable Gardens

UF/IFAS Researchers

Nematodes are a big  problem for home vegetable gardeners, especially when vegetable production goes down. In Florida, there are no approved chemicals for use in home gardens. To battle nematodes, use some of the cultural practices in this post. As a result, you will… Read More

Rain gardens help manage stormwater runoff

People often don’t understand the purpose of a ‘rain garden’.  Consequently, they may confuse it with a water garden or a bog garden. In reality, a rain garden is neither.  It is, however, an important part of Florida-friendly Landscaping program. This program is a research-based guide to protecting our water… Read More

Making Healthier Convenience Food Choices

  Convenience foods are foods that require little to no preparation.  Although it helps when you are in a time crunch, sometimes unhealthy choices are made.  Being aware of the healthiest options will make your life easier in… Read More