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Cover Cropping in Summer

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest.  It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the… Read More

Beautiful Invaders and Native Beauties

During the pandemic, 4-H youth development professionals have had to think out-of-the-box to present educational programs to the youth of Florida.  Hence, Florida 4-H Adventures (http://florida4h.org/programsandevents_/4-h-adventures/) – an amazing offering of virtual day camps through Google Suites on… Read More

Weed Science Wednesday: Use of Glyphosate and Herbicide Alternatives for Weed Control in Florida Landscape Planting Beds

There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other agencies, has maintained its findings… Read More

Summer Gardening – Tips for Beating the Heat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Whew!  It was a hot July, and the start of August looks like it will be about the same.  I am not long in the garden during the height of summer;… Read More

Get into a school garden, with our workshop series

In recent months, there has been increased interest in gardening and growing food. Fortunately, the Sunshine State’s growing seasons align well with the school year, and Sarasota County abounds with school gardens. Join us Friday for a day of… Read More

Now Online: Water Wednesday Landing Page

Water Wednesday, a series of videos aimed at sharing information from UF/IFAS experts with Central Floridians on a variety of water conservation practices, has a new website. The new Water Wednesday site, which highlight’s the weekly Facebook Live… Read More

Florida Master Gardener Volunteers help youth grow up Florida-Friendly

Florida students can now learn the nine principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) — guidelines that help yards thrive and protect Florida’s waterways — from a new illustrated book, thanks to UF/IFAS Florida Master Gardener Volunteers. The book, “Growing Up… Read More