Category: Community Volunteers

Lakewatch in Polk County: A Volunteer Water Program that needs YOUR help!

Polk County and Florida LAKEWATCH are looking for volunteers for 14 Polk County Lakes! Lakewatch is a citizen volunteer lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal sites through… Read More

Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden

Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden After 5 months in the ground, the sweet potatoes at Hilltop Landings Community Garden were finally big enough and ready to harvest. This past week the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County… Read More

UF honors alumni, friends at annual Dinner of Distinction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences honored some of its most ardent supporters at its annual Dinner of Distinction, held recently. This was the fifth year for the awards banquet that… Read More

Attracting Interest in Community Gardens with Signs

While community gardens are becoming increasingly popular and sprouting up in various locations, for those who have never heard of the concept, they are often left confused by what community garden sites are, their function, and what they… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension steps up to feed hungry children, babies

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  Laurie Hurner could hear the children and babies crying in hunger in her sleep. The University of Florida IFAS Extension Highlands County director knew she had to feed children left hungry by Hurricane Irma, so she reached… Read More

UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

DADE CITY, Fla. — More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore… Read More