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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Recognition Beyond Boundaries

UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers were recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. The conference is attended by more than a thousand program volunteers… Read More

From The Garden Bench: Swamp Sunflower

A Native Fall Winner: Swamp Sunflower by: Norma Kisida, Master Gardener Volunteer As summer flowers fade, we still have many later blooming native plants to bring us color and provide food for wildlife. One that… Read More

Winging our Way to Reading Success

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. -Cicero On June 5th, 2021 a group of Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers came together with community members and library staff to… Read More

It is that time again…Summer fertilizer restrictions are here June 1st – Sept 30!

man fertilizing lawn

Coronavirus will not stop the enforcement of the Manatee County Fertilizer Ordinance! Fertilizer Ordinance Brochure Manatee County Government Fertilizer webpage Required Landscape Best Management Practices training for all landscape professionals Required Green Industry Best Management… Read More

Peace In Gardening: Getting Started (Part 2 in the 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… Read More

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… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

Sustainability, what is it all about?

Sustainability, what is it all about? It is a question that needs discussion. Can we adopt sustainable practices for energy, water, food, stuff? The products we buy, the way we maintain our home and landscape,… Read More