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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

EDUCATING MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS USING A SOIL RESEARCH PROJECT

J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; B. Lester. UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL; K. McCormick. UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; J. Roberts UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; E. Pabon. UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County,… Read More

EDIBLES FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE: GROWING BACKYARD PRODUCE WITH FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

A. Marek and M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension Service Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Over the years, the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Sustainable Agriculture Agents have been contacted by local homeowners and landowners inquiring about low-maintenance,… Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species. It enhances environmental… 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

MILK RUN 5k: EXPANDING PROGRAM VISIBILITY THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS

J. Anderson, V. Zabala, J. Rodriguez, M. Souers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: In 2016 Orange County reported 62.2% of the adult population had overweight or obesity and 56.9% were inactive or insufficiently active.  Middle school… Read More

CREATING A VIRTUAL HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

J. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL., L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL. and F. Oi, Associate Professor and Director of Pest Management University, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to COVID-19, in-person workshops quickly came to… Read More

TITLE 1 PARENT WORKSHOPS – IT TAKES A VILLAGE

J.Rodriguez, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, J. Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County,  T. Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, LuAnn Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County. Situation: As the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed hospitals and claimed lives, households also struggled to cope with… Read More