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Homeowners value licensed/certified green industry professionals

landscaper planting/weeding. Article discusses the value of licensing and certifications for professional landscapers

In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued licensing and best practices,… Read More

Licensing & Certification for the Green Industry Professional

green industry professional pruning shrubs; shows the work of green industry professionals

Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more.  The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, pesticide and fertilizer application,… Read More

Teaching with Passion

A group of young children excited by learning

(This blog post is fifth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for students from UF’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension… Read More

There’s No New Water

A circular symbol with arrows depicting recycling with text on interior stating "Save Water"

(This blog post is fourth in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

Florida Master Naturalists Can Discover Nature Journaling – August 13, 2021

Oyster Bed

Join us for a discovery of oyster bed and mangrove restoration, living shorelines. The UF/IFAS Florida Master Naturalist Program celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2021.  As part of this celebration, the UF/IFAS St Lucie County… Read More

All Drains Lead to the Ocean

Rusted letters spell STORM DRAIN

(This blog post is third in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

Taking a New Path: Junior Water Academy

Coastline with ocean, sky and palm trees

(This blog post is first in a series recounting a summer internship opportunity for the author. Collaborating with Martin County 4-H Youth Development and Florida Sea Grant extension agents, this account provides a unique perspective… Read More

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County Commits to Conserve Rare Atala Butterflies

Atala Butterfly

  Congratulations to the UF/IFAS Extension Martin County for proclaiming commitment to conserve rare atala butterflies on their property.  Download the conservation commitment HERE.  This commitment is made possible by through participation in a program… Read More