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New Year. New Thinking.


January 21, 2022

This is the time many people are thinking about new ideas, things they want to change and resolutions to be made to make for a better year.  Thoughts, actions, and knowledge matter when making healthy changes. Here are some ideas to consider ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Caring, Compassion, Diet, Exercise, Food Safety, Handwashing, Hydration, Kindness, Mindfulness, New Thinking, New Year, Resolutions, Self Care, Sleep, Thoughts Matter

Some Like it Short


December 21, 2021

What is a solstice? December 21st is the Winter Solstice, which marks the shortest day of the year. After this, each following day will be longer than the previous one. This will go on until the days are of equal length. When days are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Dombeya, Equinox, Jacquemontia, Long Day, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Photoperiodism, Poinsettia, Short Day, Solstice

Join Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Class 2022


December 19, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County? Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers? Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife
Tags: Ambassadors, Broward, Broward County, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Master Gardener Program, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers

Does Your Swale Need a Make Over?


November 30, 2021

The South Florida "swale" or tree lawn/parkway as it is called in other parts of the country, describes the green space between the sidewalk and the street. Swales are designed to hold excess water from rain events, allowing the water to percolate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Work & Life
Tags: Establishing Sod, FFL, Newsletter, Sod, Swales, Turf

Fire Preparedness Matters


October 31, 2021

There are more and more reports in the news about home fires, prescribed burns, unplanned wildfires and other fire hazards around the country and world. Fire preparedness matters in the kitchen, home and in your community. I have a few ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation; To Go Bag, Fire Preparedness Plan; Wildfires; Stove Safety; Supervise Children; Supervise Young Children When Cooking; Film And Photograph Contents Of Home, Fire; Fire Preparedness; Fire Department; Fire Extinguisher; Be Prepared;, Indoor Fires; Outdoor Fires; Prescribed Burns; Cooking Safety, Kitchen Fires; Fire Hazard; Air Quality, Prevent Kitchen Fires, Prevent Outdoor Cooking Fires, Stress; Anxiety, To-go Bag, To-go Bag Contents

Provide for Wildlife- The Gulf Fritillary


October 21, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. As urban areas rapidly increase worldwide, our urban yards are the first defense ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Curriculum, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward, Broward 4-H, Broward Parks, Butterfly, Conservation, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Gulf Fritillary, Life Cycle, Master Gardener Program, Nature Conservation, Parks, Provide For Wildlife, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners

Join Broward County Citi-Science -Water Quality Rain Harvesting Project


September 27, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know? South Florida is one of the wettest areas of the country. South Florida's rainfall is often enough to meet the annual water needs of South Florida ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Work & Life
Tags: #IFASWater, Edible Landscaping, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Food Safety, Gallons Of Water, Rainbarrels, Safe Water, Stormwater Management, Vegetables, Water Quality

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs


September 16, 2021

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success. Here's how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation. Root ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arboriculture, Field Grown, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Relocating Trees, Root Pruning, Transplanting

Important Hurricane Preparedness Resources


August 23, 2021

Hurricane Season is a great time to review available resources to remind us of tips and suggestions to include when engaging in your disaster and emergency preparedness plans. Here are several resources I have compiled for your information and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Anxiety, Disaster Food Safety, Disaster Planning, Disaster Stress, Emergency Preparedness, Food And Water Needs During A Hurricane, Food Keeper, Foodborne Illness, Hurricane Preparedness; Helpful Resources; Food Safety; Non-perishables; Menu Planning During A Disaster, Hurricane Season June 1st To November 30th, Recommended Internal Cooking Temperatures Of Food, Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures, Self Care, Stocking Your Pantry

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in Urban Environments


August 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Impacts of Landscapes Did you know that up to 60% of a Florida household's total water consumption might be directed at the landscape? Typical residential landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #IFASWater, Broward, FFL, Florida Friendly Landscapes, Gallons Of Water, Invasive Species, Right Place Right Plant, Stormwater Management, UF IFAS Water Agents, Urban Area, Urban Environments

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