Category: Home Landscapes

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

Panorama view of Italian farm

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More

Pines and Fall Color

closeup of longleaf pine trees

Written by Greg Barton, Marion County Forester Each year, as fall approaches – or what counts for fall in Florida – trees begin to respond to changes in the environment.  The iconic image of autumn is a landscape… Read More

Summer is Time to Solarize Your Garden

Solarizing

By solarizing your vegetable garden, you can kill weed seeds and pests in the soil, including nematodes, (tiny worm-like organisms that feed on plant roots) without using chemicals. Basically, you will be covering your garden with clear plastic… Read More

What Floridians Think About Water

Bountiful freshwater sources, heavy rainfall, and oceans, Florida is unique in its seemingly endless water resources. However, water quality and quantity are a crucial issue in Florida, as the need to balance agricultural needs, business and development needs,… Read More