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Category: Home Management

Florida-Friendly Gardening Therapy

For a while, I was OK with COVID. Not happy, but you could say “average.” After almost a year of this pandemic, like most folks, COVID fatigue has set in for me. When the pandemic struck, I needed… Read More

Private Well and Septic System Webinar Series

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions to take better care of yourself? Don’t forget to include well care and septic system care into your resolutions! Did you know… Approximately 12% of the Floridians rely on private wells… Read More

Federally Permitted For-Hire Fishing Operations In Florida States Listen Up! A Quick Review of NOAA’s New Southeast For-Hire Electronic Reporting Program

Beginning January 2021, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a new reporting requirement for federally permitted South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for-hire fishing vessels called the Southeast For- Hire Electronic Reporting Program. The official start date of the program in… Read More

Finding Self-Compassion for a Smooth Holiday Season

During the holidays, we often find that sense of giving and the conviction to extend empathy and compassion to all of those around us. If anyone around us is hurting, we often lend a listening ear or even… Read More

Most Americans’ CARES Act stimulus checks went to basic needs, UF economists find

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although direct payments to Americans have been utilized during previous economically challenging times – the last as part of the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 – never before had the world looked as it had… Read More

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for.  Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green Industries Best Management… Read More

Budget-friendly gift giving ideas!

  Think outside the box – literally the gift box – when considering budget-friendly gift giving. Stay within your budget by creatively rethinking what makes a good “gift.”  Give gifts that cost less from your wallet but instead… Read More