Extension Broward County

Broward County Extension Celebrates 110th Extension Anniversary & Continues to Address Local Needs by Accessing State and National Resources

May 8, 2024

Broward County joins the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) as we celebrate its 110th anniversary. The Extension Service has its historical roots in the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. Extension’s role is ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 110th Anniversary Of UF/IFAS Extension, 1914 Simith-Lever Act, Broward, Broward County, Broward County Extension Staff And Website, Broward County Parks And Recreation, Extension Education, Florida, Resources Of Broward County Extension, UF/IFAS Extension 110th Birthday, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area

Re-think Your Beverage Choices

May 8, 2024

Do you drink many sugar sweetened drinks like regular soda, sweet tea or flavored coffee beverages? Maybe it is time to re-think your drink, as we say at Extension, and switch to non-sugary, healthier beverage choices. Water is an example of ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 100% Fruit Juice, Added Sugar, Added Sugars, Better Health, Broward County, Budget, Calories From Sugar Can Add Up, Eating For Good Health, Empty Calories, How Many Teaspoons Of Sugar Are There In A Bottle Of Soda?, Hydration, Limit Added Sugar, Limit Added Sugars, MyPlate And Beverage Choices, Re-think Your Drink, Stick To Your Budget, Think Nutrition And Health, Tight Budgets, Why Should I Rethink My Drink?

Delicious Avocados

May 1, 2024

When you think of eating an avocado what do you think of? I think of a fresh bowl of guacamole and delicious Mexican food. May 5th, which is Cinco de Mayo, is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate with some fresh and tasty avocados. There ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Avacado, Avocado Toast, Broward, Broward County, Choose Healthy Fats, Control Your Cholesterol, Delaying Browning Of An Avocado, Eating For Good Health, Florida, Fruit Stuffed Avocado Recipe, Growing Avocados, Guacamole, Handwashing, Master Gardener Program, Monounsaturated Fat, Nutrition And Avocado, Nutritional Content Of An Avocado, Ripening An Avocado, Variety Of Avocados

Connecting Future UF Alums to UF Extension-Meet Abraham Cuadrado

April 28, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What is the UF/IFAS Extension Internship Program? The UF Internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #urban, Broward Parks, Community Garden, Extension, Food Security, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers

Trees Change Climate

April 23, 2024

We need more trees, everywhere! Loss of tree canopy is one of the main reasons that climate change has become so severe.  Whichever side of the fence you are on, we all must admit that the climate is changing, and not for the better. When ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Heat Island, Miami Dade, Newsletter, Plant Zones, Trees, Urban Canopy

Go Bananas on National Banana Day!

April 17, 2024

Bananas are a popular food item and a favorite of many people. Many write the word – “bananas” on their grocery list week after week. Bananas are a long-standing fruit staple item in many households and are affordable.  I remember my ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: April National Banana Day, Banana, Banana Bread, Banana Bread Recipe, Banana Favorite Fruit, Banana Smoothie, Bananas, Bananas Are A Convenient Grab And Go Food Item, Bananas Are A Quick Snack, Broward, Broward County, Eating For Good Health, Eating Fruit Has Many Health Benefits, Extension, Florida, Gardening, Growing Bananas In FL, Growing Bananas In Your Florida Home Landscape, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, National Banana Day, Nutrition And Bananas, Potasium, Reduce Food Waste And Use Up Ripe Bananas, UF/IFAS Solutions, What Is Tne Nutritional Value Of A Banana??, Where Do I Find Recipes Using Bananas

Planning for the 2024 Eclipse

April 7, 2024

I’ve been pondering something recently. What will I be doing and thinking about during my 2024 Eclipse experience on April 8, 2024? Those of you that know me, know that I’m a thinker and a planner.  I was fearful of the 1979 eclipse. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Appreciation, Be Kind, Body And Soul, Evaluate Your Goals, Goal Setting, Gratefulness, Health, Learn About An Eclipse, Mind, My Eclipse To Do List, Physical And Mental Health, Protect Your Eyes, Quality Of Life, Reflect On Goals Dreams And Aspirations, Reflect On Your Goals, Self Care, Spread Kindness, Weather Change, Weather Changes During An Eclipse, Wellbeing, What To Do During An Eclipse, What's Is All About?

Minimizing Food Waste in Urban Landfills

April 2, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent  Lorna Bravo   Did you know that Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic estimates that approximately 40% of food produced annually is never consumed in the ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water
Tags: Community, Composting, Vermicomposting


April 1, 2024

Food waste prevention is a big deal. A lot of money is lost each year linked to food waste. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6723314/  Food waste prevention steps can save money, reduce hunger in our communities, help you get your ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, #FoodWastePreventionWeek2024, Broward, Broward County, Eating For Good Health, Extension, Food Keeper App, Food Safety, Food Waste Can Be Prevented, Food Waste Reduction Suggestions, How Can I Prevent Food Waste?, How Can I Reduce Food Waste?, How To Be A Food Waste Prevention Hero?, Quick Tips To Reduce Food Waste, Reduce Food Waste Now, Save Food Dollars, Save Money, Save Money By Preventing Food Waste, UF/IFAS Solutions, Zero Food Waste

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing in Broward County

March 19, 2024

Canning can be a fun, safe and economical way to preserve food at home.  Canning favorite products to be enjoyed by family and friends can be a pleasant experience and a source of pride and joy for many families and consumers. Call to ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
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