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Delicious Avocados

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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

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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!

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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

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

South Florida Community Urban Food HUB


March 15, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo & UF Intern Abraham Cuadrado Did you know that 15% of the world’s food is grown in urban areas? From backyard community gardens to vacant lots along highways ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Community, Community Garden, Conservation, Conserve Water, Edible Landscaping, Education, Food Justice, HUB, Soil Health, Sustainability, Urban Horticulture, Volunteers

Broward County Celebrates 22 Years of “Water Matters”, March 9th.

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March 6, 2024

Broward does it best! Every year for the past 22, Broward County, FL has been educating its citizens on the importance of water conservation with Water Matters Day. This year, it falls on March 9th, from 9 AM - 3 PM at Tree Tops Park, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, FFL, Heat Island, NatureScape, Newsletter, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Urban Forest, Urban Landscape, Water Quality

Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance Sunset Now Delayed Until 2025

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February 12, 2024

Broward County Tree Trimmer License The Broward County tree trimmer licensing program dates back to October 2000 when the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance regulating the county's tree trimming industry. This ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: ANSI A300, Broward County Licensing, Broward County Tree Trimmer Certification, Broward County Tree Trimmer Ordinance, HB 1383, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Tree Pruning, Tree Trimmer Certification, UF/IFAS

Magnificent Maples

donna corbelli castro
January 4, 2024

Iconic Tree of the East Coast from Maine to Florida When I was a girl, we lived in a small town in Western New York.  Outside my second floor bedroom window was a large tree that I loved.  The squirrels and birds were always in it, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Acer Rubrum, Arboriculture, Climate Change, Climate Change Solutions, Florida Friendly, Maple Trees, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Urban Forest, Urban Landscapes

Marvelous Mangroves!

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November 27, 2023

Iconic signature of tropical coastlines Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics. Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: FDEP, Importance Of Mangroves, Mangroves, Native Trees, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Protection For Mangroves, Tree Pruning

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