Category: Work & Life

EcoHome – 5 Easy Ways

Do you want to live a lifestyle that supports the environment and  creates a healthier home  for you and your family?  There are many easy ways to incorporate ideas that support the conservation of natural resources, decrease impacts… Read More

Wastewater Worries

By Glogger at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=47145371

Rain. It happens. Especially in Florida. We are known as the “Sunshine State”, but we might be better off being called the “Umbrella State” as we have an average of 54.5 inches of rain a year. This rain… Read More

Pinellas County Education Centers

Did you know, that UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County helps to operate two Education Centers in Pinellas County preserves? Brooker Creek Preserve (www.brookercreekpreserve.org) and Weedon Island Preserve (www.weedonislandpreserve.org) make up the two largest natural areas in Pinellas County. In… Read More

Fabulous Florida Fading

Do you long to see more birds and butterflies flying about your garden?  Do you want to help Florida’s wild critters survive?  Are you tired of spending money and time watering, fertilizing, pruning and mowing your landscape? By knowing… Read More

Florida’s Spring Wildflowers

Guest post by Extension Specialist, James Stevenson.  What a colorful spring we are enjoying! Perhaps due to this year’s mild and wet winter, spring came early and with great wildflower flourish. It is certainly worth getting out in… Read More

Gardening with Kids

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County Children find gardening almost magical… and you can too, through their eyes. Remember the first time you planted a seed and watched it stretch fresh green stems and leaves to the light?… Read More