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Garden with Us! Introducing the Victory2020 Garden Program with UF/IFAS Extension Columbia County

History of Victory Gardens Victory gardens or “war gardens” were popular during WWI and WWII.  They were promoted by the government to help provide fresh produce to individuals at home and help supplement food rationing.  It also provided… Read More

Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!

By Sara Weber Plant a vegetable garden.  There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida.  Tomatoes, peppers, and sweet potatoes all will generally survive transplanting this time of year.  You can… Read More

Emeralds of the Landscape: Florida’s Blueberries

An Important Agricultural Commodity Sprinkled around Alachua County, these tiny, blue, and sweet agricultural emeralds flourish. They are found at large agricultural production farms or in someone’s backyard. Of course, I am referring to blueberries. Blueberries are grown… Read More

Florida’s Water Resources are Under Stress

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Florida’s water resources are under stress due in part to its’ large and growing human population and use of traditional landscaping practices. These practices, emphasizing turf grass usage, often require substantial applications… Read More

Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale in Escambia County

Get a jump on growing Florida’s favorite fruit at the Tomato and Pepper Plant Sale on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Escambia County Master Gardener Volunteers will offer information and demonstrations on container edibles,… Read More