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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
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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

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

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

National Nutrition Month: Beyond the Table

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March 13, 2024

This year's National Nutrition Month® theme is "Beyond the Table," which addresses the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition, from food production and distribution to navigating grocery stores and farmers markets. It also describes the various ways ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Develop Healthful Eating Patterns, Eat Healthy Snacks, Eatright, Engage In Home Food Safety, Engage In Physical Activityu, Engage In Self Care, Fight Food Waste, Food Safety, Get Enough Sleep, Grocery Shopping, Habits For A Lifetime, Healthy Messages, Hydration, Incorporate Physical Activity, Learn Cooking Skills, Make 1/2 Your Plate Fruit And Vegetables, Make A Menu, Make Informed Choices, MyPlate, National Nutrition Month, Nutrition, Nutrition Month In March, Nutritious Choices, Reduce Food Waste, Use A Grocery List

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

There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

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November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, NATURAL RESOURCES, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

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

Gator Nation Giving Day in Broward County

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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

Orange Juice is One Good Source of Vitamin C

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May 4, 2022

Did you know, May 4th is National Orange Juice Day? Consider starting your day off with a glass of tasty orange juice or a fresh, sweet orange added to a healthy breakfast. Pack a delicious orange in your lunch.  Bring a bag or bowl of flavorful ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
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