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Tag: 2021 Central District Symposium

HORTICULTURE PUSHES FORWARD: IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING DURING COVID-19

M. Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; L. Felter, UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL; H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL; B. Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Tavares, FL; G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS… 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

YOUTH THRIVE THROUGH THE 4-H BERRY PROJECT

J. Perez, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL,  W.Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL, C. McCazzio, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Blueberry production in Florida has increased to encompass around 5,100 acres… Read More

PLANTING SEEDS OF VICTORY: CREATING SHARED MEANING WHILE GARDENING AMIDST A PANDEMIC

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

ADAPTING TO A PANDEMIC: HYBRID-STYLE MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL Situation: St. Johns County Horticulture Agent annually offers an intensive Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) training program designed to educate and empower volunteers to assist agent with providing research-based… Read More

UTULIZING A HYBRID PLATFORM FOR BRINGING FARM TO TABLE CONCEPTS TO 4-H MEMBERS THROUGH EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

L. Johnson. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; D. Meringolo. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL. SITUATION: Connecting where our food comes from and the value it has in nourishing… Read More

OUTDOOR FAMILY RECREATION VIDEOS INCREASE CONCERN FOR FLORIDA PLANTS AND WILDLIFE

J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and K.C. Helseth-Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL. Situation: After in-person programming was suspended in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an assessment was sent… Read More

2020 VIRTUAL 4-H DAY CAMP: “BEAUTIFUL INVADERS AND NATIVE BEAUTIES”

Laura Cash, UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County 4-H, DeLand, FL; Dr. Marnie Ward, UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4-H, Lecanto, FL; and Lara Colley, UF/IFAS Florida Invasive Plant Education Initiative Coordinator, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to the 2020 pandemic, Florida… Read More

A 4-H Family Sewing Project: Meeting Community Needs

J. Sprain, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL. Situation: 4-H has a long history of members and volunteers stepping up in times of need to serve their communities. We are… Read More

ORANGE COUNTY 4-H HEALTHY KIDS CAMP 2020: VIRTUAL DELIVERY

J. Anderson, J., Roberts, J., Rodriguez, J., Silvasy, T., Souers, M., Thralls, E., Wooten, H., Yarborough, J., Zabala, V.  UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: Nearly one in three school-age children and adolescents in the United States are… Read More