Hurricanes and Trees Can Mix Better Than You Might Think

Establishing a wind resistant tree canopy is the best insurance when it comes to hurricanes and trees. Trees vary in their strength, generally speaking trees with slow grow are much stronger than fast growing trees. Data collected after… Read More

Creating a Vegetable Planting Schedule

When determining what vegetables to plant for an upcoming planting season, multiple factors need to be taken into consideration. First, is it the correct season/time to plant said vegetable? Planting outside of a vegetables preferred season is possible… Read More

Garden Education Grows in Community Garden

Figure 1: Stacey Struhar (FCS Agent), utilizing My Plate to teach portion control and how to balance a meal correctly with the Food Pyramid five food groups. Located in Resurrection Park off of Calle de Milagros (a/k/a Lock… Read More

UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, Community Gardens Program Update

On Tuesday, the 20th of June, the Pasco County Board of Commissioners passed the first county Urban Agriculture Ordinance in the State of Florida. With this leap forward, the UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, Community Gardens (CG) Program is… Read More

Bacterial Leaf Spot

With all the rain and increased humidity levels lately, disease is on the rise and many of your plants may be showing it. One problem I have encountered in my community gardens is bacterial spot disease or leaf… Read More