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Provide for Wildlife-The Atala Butterfly


January 10, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Plants in your landscape that provide food, water, and shelter will attract Florida's diverse wildlife. What is black, blue-green with flashes of a red tail? ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Atala, Butterflies, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Nature Conservation

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship Program


November 8, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County CED Lorna Bravo UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer program launches the first Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Scholarship program! Applications are available for ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Extension, Florida, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Master Gardener Program, Scholarship Programs, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, Volunteers, Yards
Roseate Spoonbill

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL


November 6, 2020

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for. Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green Industries Best Management Practices": “What, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Algae Bloom, Birds, Donna Torrey, FDACS, Fertilizer License, FFL, Florida Friendly, GI-BMP, LUF, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Pesticide Licenses, Pollution, Water Conservation

Broward County Native Orchid Project


October 18, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Growing Orchids, Native Plants, Native Trees, Natural Conservations, Restoring Natives, Trees, Urban Area, Wildlife

A gentle plea for chaos in the garden


June 15, 2020

About 20 years ago I read a book by Sara Stein called Noah's Garden and it transformed the way I think about gardening. In her book, she describes the way nature plants. There are no lines, or sharp angles; everything has a place and purpose. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bio-diversity, Birds, Butterflies, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gardening, Gentle Gardening, Native Plants, Pest Management, Plea For Chaos, Sustainability, Wildlife

Let’s Celebrate Water Reuse Week!


May 16, 2020

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Were you aware that May 17-23 is Water Reuse Week in South Florida? To promote and encourage efficient use of reclaimed water, the South Florida Water Management ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward County, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Reclaim Water, Sustainability, UF IFAS Water Agents, Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse
Happy Ladybugs

Biological Pest Control – IPM cutting edge solutions


May 4, 2020

A Lunch and Learn series presented by: UF/IFAS Extension in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The term Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is multifaceted. One of the components of a good IPM strategy is using Biologicals to control ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Alternatives To Pesticides, Beneficial Insects, Beneficial Nematodes, Biological Pest Control, CEU"S, FNGLA, Insects, IPM, ISA, Ladybugs, Newsletter2, Organic
Bee comb

The Bees Trees


April 29, 2020

Why trees make the best food sources for bees Everyone these days wants to be pollinator friendly by planting to attract bees and butterflies. What usually comes to mind are flowering plants such as Gaillardia, Coreopsis, Zinnia and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Bees, Firebush, Flowering Trees, Honey, Jamaican Caper, Melochia, Native, Nectar, Pollen, Pollinators, Raw, Songbirds, Unfiltered, Untreated

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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