GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mementos, including a collection of alligator figurines, cover nearly every wall and surface in the University of Florida office of Muthusami Kumaran. Those figurines are a nod to the university community he’s called home for… Read More
Category: Community Volunteers
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County volunteers joined others from the Human Services, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, Libraries and Historical Resources and Parks departments on April 10 to celebrate National Volunteer Month. Twelve volunteers represented Extension at the 5th Annual… Read More
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County recognized its volunteers at the annual volunteer appreciation party held at Selby Public Library. Over 70 of the 240 Extension volunteers attended the brunch and represented the 4-H, Community Garden, Energy Upgrade, Natural Resources,… Read More
INCORPORATING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTO THE MASTER GARDENER TRAINING PROGRAM G. Murza and E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. & J. Anderson and A. Vu, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL.
Situation: The Master Gardener Program (MG) is a volunteer organization comprised of individuals who have an interest in gardening and preserving natural resources. To become a MG volunteer in Osceola and Orange Counties, participants are required to attend… Read More
This week in the Plant Clinic, Master Gardener Volunteer Jan Mangos answers a question about School Gardens. You can read more articles by Jan [here].
UF Students to Host First Annual ‘ExtravaCANza’ Event Benefitting the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry
Who: UF Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, UF Sigma Alpha professional sorority, and UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) What: The University of Florida Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha organizations have partnered to invite fellow CALS-affiliated… Read More
Though not a widely publicized day on most calendars, Random Acts of Kindness Day, February 17th, is worth some attention. Random Acts of Kindness Day is a day when everybody gets the chance to do something nice for… Read More
Younger Generation Bringing New Energy to UF/IFAS Master Gardeners as Program Celebrates 40 Years in Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Angie Dixon, 38, was working long hours as a project manager, but would spend weekends trolling plant shows and local community gardens. Though she loved everything about plants, she knew nothing about gardening. “I figured… Read More
People don’t send thank-you notes much anymore. These days, a thumbs-up or a smile emoji is the standard way of expressing our approval and gratitude for a job well done. And I must admit that sending out handwritten… Read More
New Year, New You! It’s a phrase being chanted everywhere as people are celebrating the fresh start brought by the new year. Most people have intentions and make great resolutions, however a lot of people won’t keep them… Read More