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Florida-Friendly Landscaping -My Slice of Paradise


May 24, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Keith ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, Bromeliads, Broward, Conserve Water, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Native Plants, Right Place Right Plant, Water

The Time for Mixed Mowable Species has Come

donna corbelli castro
May 11, 2023

A lawn by any other name... The "lawn" is a cult phenomenon in the United States.   Somewhere along the line, we associated a monoculture of a single grass species with the ultimate achievement in landscaping.  Unfortunately, this mindset ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Lawns, Ecology, Featured Hot Topic, FFL, Florida Friendly, Landscape Ecology, Lawns, Mixed Mowable Species, Mixed Turf, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant Diversity, Sustainability, Turf

Sustainable Gardening-How to Grow Microgreens at Home


April 6, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What are Microgreens? Microgreens are emerging specialty crops that have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are young, tender greens harvested ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Broward, Community, Community Garden, Florida Gardening, Food, Growing Food, Master Gardener Program, Master Gardener Volunteer, Microgreens, Pea Shoots, Science

When a Snake in the Grass is Just a Snake in the Grass

donna corbelli castro
March 28, 2023

Spring means snakes. If you are quiet and observant, you can see the natural world around us speaking Spring.  The birds are chirping more energetically, the butterflies are eagerly seeking nectar and host plants, the wildflowers (weeds to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Biological Control, Ecology, Florida Snakes, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Snake Id, Snakes, Venomous Snakes

Landscape Professionals: Add “Certified Florida-Friendly Landscaper” to Your Resume

donna corbelli castro
February 16, 2023

If you do landscape maintenance, or own a landscape design company, perhaps you strive to be a cut above the rest?  If so, then becoming a Florida-Friendly landscaping professional may be for you! The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Best Management Practices, Broward County, Featured, FFL, FFLCP, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gibmp, Green Industry, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Newsletter, Sustainable Landscaping

Gator Nation Giving Day in Broward County

Alexandra stands in a field with grapevines in the background.
February 15, 2023

Giving to the Gator Nation isn't just for Gainesville It's often said that "The Gator Nation is everywhere". Many people don't realize just how true that is here in Florida. All 67 counties of Florida have a piece of the university in them- ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, Alexandra Goetz, Broward 4-H, Broward County, Extension, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Youth

Working with Water Connects Us All-the Water Ambassador Program.


January 28, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our urban landscapes, we must understand how we interact and connect with ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida Gardening, Gallons Of Water, Sources Of Water, Urban Environments, Urban Horticulture, Urban Tree Canopy, Water Conservation, Water Management, Water Quality

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Broward County Project Recognitions-La Finca


January 5, 2023

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo   What motivates people to adopt and model sustainable landscape practices in their urban landscapes? Meet Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Jeannie ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Attract Wildlife, Birds, Broward County, Butterflies, Edible Landscape, FFL, Finca, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Food Forest, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Urban Environments

Pass the Torch – Plant Torchwood

donna corbelli castro
December 19, 2022

Torchwood is a very unique and under-utilized native tree that occurs mostly in South Florida and the Florida Keys. It also occurs in Mexico and the Caribbean.  It can also grow on the East Coast of Florida to 9B, around St. Augustine. Torchwood ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Amyris Elemifera, FANN, Florida Association Of Native Nurseries, Florida Keys, Fragrant Trees, Giant Swallowtail, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Schaus Swallowtail, Small Trees, Torchwood, Underutilized Tree

Nature’s Best Hope

donna corbelli castro
November 23, 2022

Nature's Best Hope, A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard As the year draws to a close, and we start thinking about the holidays and gift giving, consider this book, by Douglas W. Tallamy.  If you are a nature lover, environmentalist, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, NATURAL RESOURCES, , Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Doug Tallamy, FFL, Gardening, Nature, Newsletter, Wildlife Gardening

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