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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

Invite Native Orchids to your Yard


April 12, 2021

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, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward, Broward County, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscape, Growing Orchids, Million Orchid Project, Native, Native Orchids, Natural Conservations, Orchids

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly


April 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide? Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterflies, Extension, FFL, Fig Trees, Florida, Master Gardener Program, Ruddy Daggerwing, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Tree Canopy

Tomato Hornworms… They’re Back!


December 23, 2020

As if growing tomatoes wasn’t difficult enough in South Florida, enter the spectacular Tomato Hornworm. I say this, because it is a most attractive caterpillar, with it’s pronounced legs, bright green color and of course the horn! ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Biological Pest Control, BT, Caterpillars, Controlling Hornworms, Gardening, IPM, Solanum Sp., Sphinx Moth, Tomato Hornworm, Tomatoes, Vegetable Growing

Flu Season is Back!


October 30, 2020

Families and consumers, flu season is here once again. Many people become anxious during flu season and fear getting influenza. This year is no exception with the addition of the COVID-19 pandemic and virus, making it more important than ever ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Body Aches, Chills, Cold; Flu; COVID-19, Community Health, Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Fatigue, Fever, Flu Season, Flu Shot, Flu Symptoms, Flu Vaccine, Headache, MyPlate Nutrition, Protect Yourself From The Flu, Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Stay Healthy, Stop The Spread Of The Flu

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

Grocery Lists & Coupons Can Save Money for Busy Families


September 24, 2020

Written by: Brenda Marty Jimenez, Extension Agent IV, Broward County Rachel Biderman, Extension Agent I, Miami-Dade County With the fast-paced nature of modern-day life and the effects of a pandemic, it can be challenging to find the time ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Money Matters,
Tags: Busy Families, Children, Coupons, Eating For Good Health, Effects Of Pandemic, Face Covering, Groceries, Grocery List, Hand Washing, Helpful, In Store Sales, Kids, Managing Food Dollars, Managing Resources, Meals, MyPlate Nutrition, Planned Meals, Recipes, Redeem Coupons, Save Money, Save Money In The Grocery Store, Saving Money, Snacks, Stick To The List, UF/IFAS Solutions

Staying Well During COVID-19: Importance of Wearing a Face Covering for Landscape Maintenance Personnel, Growers, and Pest Management Professionals


June 18, 2020

Over the past several months, we have learned more about the COVID-19 virus and how it is spread. According to the CDC, people can transmit the virus to others even if they have no symptoms or before they develop symptoms. This means that the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes,
Tags: COVID-19 Face Covering, COVID-19 Face Mask, How To Make A Face Covering, Landscapers And Those Working Outside, Protect Yourself In Gatherings And Crowds, Reduce Exposure, Slow The Spread, UF/IFAS Solutions, Who Should Wear A Face Covering

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