Category: Community Volunteers

Veterans Gain Stress Reduction Techniques through Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When U.S. Navy veteran Deanne Thompson, 52, signed up for a free group gardening class through the University of Florida’s Wilmot Botanical Gardens, she didn’t realize the stress relief benefits and social outlet she would… Read More

Cedar Key Coastal Cleanup Results 2019

Coastal cleanup by the numbers The 2019 Cedar Key version of the International Coastal Cleanup was a huge success! At least 168 volunteers removed 4,943 pounds of trash from local shorelines. That’s almost 2.5 tons of trash! While this… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office October 21st to the 23rd

UF/IFAS Extension Charlotte County will be moving to our new office at the North Charlotte Regional Park at 1120 O’Donnell Road, Port Charlotte FL 33953, October 21st to the 23rd, so please forgive us for any inconvenience during this short transition…. Read More

Celebrate National Energy Efficiency Day and Awareness Month

By SOPHIA MOUNDOUS Sustainability Assistant, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County October is all about Fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween costumes. Here at Sarasota County Sustainability, we are also excited about October because it is National Energy Awareness Month, and today,… Read More

What is the Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative?

Invasive species are bad news Invasive plants are among the top threats to our natural world. They impact biodiversity almost as much as habitat loss. Each year Florida spends more than $100 million dollars to fight against the… Read More

Master Gardener Gardening Bench: Strawberries

Strawberries By John Dawson, Master Gardener Volunteer 2007 Here in Central Florida, now is the time to plant strawberries. Find more articles on exciting topics here.  The home garden strawberry, Fragaria × ananassa, is a hybrid species that… Read More

Art in The Garden

The article was written by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Horticulture Extension Agent: Lorna Bravo Come and learn about the importance of having a Florida-Friendly butterfly garden in your backyard.  Learn the vital role our local pollinators play in… Read More