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

Benefits of Using a Cover Crop & How to Choose One

Cover crops are utilized in the agriculture industry and smaller gardens to control weed growth when a patch of land is not in use. This practice is usually performed during the off-season. (In Florida this is commonly the… Read More

Community Garden Success Story in Pasco

Just three months into the development of a community garden with our partner, at the Hilltop Landings Community (Pasco Housing Authority) in Dade City, and already great strides have been made. Community members have taken over all of… Read More

Growing Minds…and Vegetables

It’s the end of the school year, which, to the Family Nutrition Program, means one main thing: garden harvests! We were invited to several of the garden harvest events at the schools, where the children pick the vegetables… Read More

Shopping Trip to the Grocery Store

The parents at Gulfside Elementary had the opportunity to go on a grocery store tour this week after recently doing a trip for Lacoochee Elementary. One of the fun things about the tours is that, at the end,… Read More