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Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida

Giant African Land Snail (Photo Credit: Lyle Buss, UF/IFAS

FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Farm Tour 2021 Logo

What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!

Virtual Farm tour 2021 logo with rows of crops in background

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients… Read More

Weed Wrangle© Week Activities with Central Florida CISMA

Weed wrangle week, air potato

What is Weed Wrangle© Week? Weed Wrangle© Week is an annual event aimed at bringing together local volunteers to rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species. During this week, volunteers typically will… Read More

How do I select native plants? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Tina McIntyre and Morgan Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Know native… To select a native plant, lets first revisit what the term native means! A native plant is a plant that existed within the state… Read More

How can you help stop the spread of invasive species? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County How can invasive weeds spread? Plants can’t just get up and walk like we can, so how do they move to new locations? First,… Read More

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week

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Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them… Read More

What is an invasive weed? Weed Wrangle© Week

Weed wrangle week, air potato

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is a weed? To understand what an invasive weed is, we must first learn what is a weed! A weed is any plant… Read More

Stepping into 4-H Citizenship

In the 4-H pledge, we pledge our heads to clearer thinking… hearts to greater loyalty… hands to larger service and health to better living  “for my club, my community, my country, and my world.”  But what does that mean?  In 4-H,… Read More