Great Resources at Your Finger Tips

The mission of UF/IFAS Extension is to provide resources that are science-based and up to date. Extension educators rely on EDIS – the Electronic Data Information Source – for fact sheets on thousands of topics. This information is available to everyone through the online website (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/). Here are a few topics that might be of interest:

Twenty-Two Ideas for a Low-Care, Low-Cost Landscape (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep442Many homeowners desire a beautiful landscape but are often discouraged by the lack of time and money needed to create and care for the garden of their dreams. A pleasing, low-care, low-cost landscape is possible, however, with careful planning, appropriate plant choices, and thoughtful design.

Understanding Sustainability: The Importance of Sustainable Development and Comprehensive Planning (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/fy1104 )Sustainability in a general sense can be seen as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Environmentalists have long warned that our current patterns of economic growth and resource consumption so severely threaten the earth’s carrying capacity ……..

Starting a Community Garden (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep124A community garden is a collaborative greenspace in which the participants share in both the maintenance and the rewards. There is a long tradition of community gardening in various parts of the United States and around the world. This publication has been developed to assist those who wish to form a community garden in Florida.

Beekeeping (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_beekeeping UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research & Extension Lab’s extension efforts are varied, yet focused into three distinct areas: beekeeper extension, African bee extension, and general honey bee extension.

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