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Category: Community Volunteers

Invite Native Orchids to your Yard

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering,… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide?  Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help us… Read More

HORTICULTURE IN NINE MINUTES OR LESS

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation:  In March 2020, the beginning of COVID-19 required UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County to adapt in-person Horticulture programs.  Residents were quickly connected to and educated with virtual platforms such… Read More

Expanding Experiences for Education through the Victory2020 Garden Community Course

E.Cannon, Marion County. C. Mulvaney, Marion County. E. Harlow, Columbia County. M. Hunter, Marion County. T. Silvasy, Orange County., L. Duncan, Sumter County. H. Janney, Columbia County, H. Corbitt, Columbia County. A. Marek, Marion County. M. Bailey, Marion… Read More

Using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself

Diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic these days. One of the first things necessary to look at when you are considering diversity, equity, and inclusion is unconscious bias. Everyone has bias and a lot of the time… Read More

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern Oregon’s Education Service… Read More

Virtual 4-H celebration to showcase and benefit youth

This month 4-H’ers across the state will travel to Tallahassee virtually! Members will connect with local and state officials from their homes, classrooms and Extension offices during the 2021 4-H Day at the Capitol. The Florida 4-H Foundation… Read More

Luck is what you make it

As kids, many of us have sat in the yard and just searched for the elusive four-leaf clover. Kids can search for hours on end and often never find anything close. They only continue to find those three… Read More