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Finding Peace in Gardening (Part 1 of a Series)

Introduction In this time of social distancing, we are all spending more time at home. This ‘extra’ time has encouraged many folks to re-evaluate the current state of their home garden. Whether you are an avid gardener that… Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses

Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so I created this list of links that may be relevant… Read More

Manasota Regional Envirothon 2020

At the annual Manasota Regional Envirothon held in early February, over 120 students representing nine Manatee and Sarasota county high schools, competed at Oscar Scherer State Park in Osprey. The Envirothon is an outdoor environmental team competition for… Read More

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Color in the Winter Garden

By Norma Kisida, Master Gardener 2012 Whether a full-time or a seasonal resident, we want the most from our landscape. Here in sunny Florida we are fortunate to be able to have colorful plants all year, if we… Read More

Happier couples create happier communities!

Unhealthy relationships have been shown to cause lower test scores in children, increase stress levels, cause family violence and economically depressed communities. Relationships classes to couples would improve these deficits at home. The University of Florida IFAS Extension… Read More