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EDUCATING MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS USING A SOIL RESEARCH PROJECT

J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; B. Lester. UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL; K. McCormick. UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; J. Roberts UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; E. Pabon. UF/IFAS… Read More

PLANTING SEEDS OF VICTORY: CREATING SHARED MEANING WHILE GARDENING AMIDST A PANDEMIC

E. Cannon, Marion County. C. Mulvaney, Marion County. E. Harlow, Columbia County.  T. Silvasy, Orange County., L. Duncan, Sumter County. H. Janney, Columbia County, H. Corbitt, Columbia County. M. Hunter, Marion County. A. Marek, Marion… Read More

EDIBLES FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE: GROWING BACKYARD PRODUCE WITH FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

A. Marek and M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension Service Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Over the years, the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Sustainable Agriculture Agents have been contacted by local homeowners and landowners… Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species…. Read More

ADAPTING TO A PANDEMIC: HYBRID-STYLE MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL Situation: St. Johns County Horticulture Agent annually offers an intensive Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) training program designed to educate and empower volunteers to assist agent… Read More

MILK RUN 5k: EXPANDING PROGRAM VISIBILITY THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS

J. Anderson, V. Zabala, J. Rodriguez, M. Souers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: In 2016 Orange County reported 62.2% of the adult population had overweight or obesity and 56.9% were inactive or insufficiently… Read More

CREATING A VIRTUAL HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

J. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL., L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL. and F. Oi, Associate Professor and Director of Pest Management University, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to COVID-19, in-person workshops… Read More

TITLE 1 PARENT WORKSHOPS – IT TAKES A VILLAGE

J.Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, J. Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County,  T. Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County. Situation: As the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed hospitals and claimed lives, households also struggled… Read More

SOUP TO NUTS: HOME CARE AND MAINTENANCE EDUCATION GOES VIRTUAL

J. Rodriguez,UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, J.Gomez-Gonzalez, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, L. Hamilton,UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, K. Allen, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County, J. Corbus, UF/IFAS Extension Washington and Holmes Counties,… Read More

EXPANDING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITIES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE STATEWIDE AGENT COLLABORATIONS

V. Zabala, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; L. Johnson, UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; S. Fundingsland, UF/IFAS Extension, Collier County, Naples FL; K. Griffin, UF/IFAS Extension, Suwannee County, Live Oak, FL; T. Leigh,… Read More