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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Farm-City Week Breakfast

Here in Extension, we believe in the spirit of the farm. For over 100 years we have been assisting farmers and ranchers, homeowners and organizations grow food. We have the best educational information and research to share to… Read More

Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, “Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that… Read More

UF/IFAS investigates sorrel as a new crop for Florida

Sorrel is a leafy green plant with reddish-pink flowers. It’s hardy, fast growing, has a variety of uses and UF/IFAS is investigating its potential as a new crop for Florida. A recent field day revealed preliminary findings and… Read More

Still Time Left for Treats

This is the last weekend of our fall special CEU sale. Get your CEU’s while you still Can. There is Still Time Left for Treats, even if your Halloween candy is all gone. We have just renewed several… Read More

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More

Florida’s Great Pumpkins

The Season for the Pumpkin The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin.  I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties.  There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have… Read More

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

September 16th is National Guacamole Day!  Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now? The Humble Avocado Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears.  Where I grew up, we… Read More

Avocados!

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits.  It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to… Read More