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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida… Read More

2021 Sustainable Urban Food Production Short-Course

Join us for this years Sustainable Urban Food Production Online Short-Course starting September 20th, 2021. Participants will gain a better understanding of the social and environmental benefits of urban agriculture, diversified urban food production methods for vegetables and… Read More

New Fertilizer Ordinance for Monroe County

Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a fertilizer ordinance with the intent of limiting nutrient applications to turf and landscape plants. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, have the potential to contribute to water pollution through… Read More

The Sustainable Communities Workshop youth video contest

Youth ages 8-18 are invited to enter the Sustainable Communities Workshop Youth Video Contest for their chance to win $100, and more! The winners will be announced during the 16th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop, Nov. 10. Task Create… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension continues growth of sustainable sports programs

The sports industry has the ability to impact and influence our communities and many sports organizations are evaluating their environmental impacts. One way the industry is changing is through the promotion of healthy and sustainable communities.  In today’s… Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Amorphophallus

What is Amorphophallus paeoniifolius? A novelty plant in Southwest Florida, Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (A. paeoniifolius) is a favorite of eclectic plant collecting gardeners.  Examples of common names are Elephant Foot Yam, Sweet Yam, Snake Lily or Corpse Flower. Like… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, such… Read More

We are what we don’t eat: combating food waste

Making conscious decisions about the food we eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But what about the food that never enters our bodies? A significant amount of all food ever grown, processed, prepared, and distributed becomes food… Read More