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Category: UF/IFAS

Can A Landscape Be Fire-Wise, While Still Achieving Other Goals?

Fire in wooded area

As we reach the peak of the springtime dry season in Florida, it is a time to be extra-aware of wildfire risks. Pasco County Fire Rescue’s social media page recently reminded residents of the importance of being fire-wise… Read More

Sheet Mulching for Weed Prevention

With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it’s great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down a thick… Read More

Star Performer Award for Pasco Extension Employee

Congratulations to Eden Santiago-Gomez, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Community Gardens Program Assistant! Eden was selected by the Public Services Branch for a Star Performer Award from the Pasco BOCC. Excellent work, Eden! Pictured from left to right: Cathy Pearson,… Read More

Time to Prep for Spring Vegetable Gardening!

Did you know that you can grow vegetables year round in Florida? The trick is knowing that summer really isn’t a good time for most veggies. A few, like sweet potatoes and okra, do well in the summer… Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Guidance from Farm to Table and Home

The University of Florida/IFAS Pasco County Extension Office, located in Dade City, offers a large variety of free healthy lifestyle and eating classes of which you may not have heard. Some of the programming includes the Family Nutrition… Read More

Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!

January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr. Whitney Elmore, opened the planting ceremony by thanking sponsors, Eden Santiago-Gomez (Community Garden Program Assistant), Dade City and UF/IFAS… Read More

What to do with cold damaged plants…

The recent bout of cold weather might have damaged some of your cold-sensitive plants.  Don’t make the mistake of doing the wrong thing, thinking you are aiding the plant.  Here are some tips that will help you decide… Read More

Dade City Watson Park Community Garden: Get your free plot now!

The first community garden in Florida to arise through the cooperation of the University of Florida and a local municipality, Dade City Watson Park Community Garden is off to a great start and destined for abundant success. Just… Read More

New Year’s Resolution – Always put the “right plant” in the “right place!”

Vibrant flowers selected for drought tolerance

One of the core principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping is the notion of putting the “right plant” in the “right place.” So what does that really mean? Well, have you ever brought home a small plant from the… Read More