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Take Care of Your Heart


February 1, 2023

This is a good time of the year to evaluate ways to prevent heart disease with lifestyle and dietary changes. Extension programs and other UF/IFAS resources can help. We teach classes on topics such as Keeping the Pressure Down, Let’s Walk ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Be The Best You Can Be, Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Disease And Diet, Don't Smoke, Exercise, February Is Heart Month, Healthy For Life, Heart Disease Prevention, Heart Health, Heart Healthy Diet, Heart Month, Know The Risk Factors For Heart Disease, Manage Stress, Nutrition, Risk Factors, Smoking And Secondhand Smoke, Take Care Of Your Heart, Well Balanced Meals, Well-balanced Diet

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

Portion Control Matters. Portion Size Matters.


January 13, 2023

Portion sizes have changed noticeably over the years. They have gotten bigger and so have humans. Extra portions may lead to extra weight. It is hard to set limits when you eat without boundaries. Many people don’t know what a healthy portion ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: A Healthy Diet, Diet, Health, Limit High Calorie Foods And Beverages, Maintain A Healthy Weight, MyPlate, Obesity, Portion Control, Portion Size, Read Nutrition Labels, Resolutions For The New Year, Use Smaller Dinner Plates, Weight Loss

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

Make Your Holidays Bright


December 20, 2022

The holidays can be a festive and beautiful time of year for many, but for others, it can be a very sad, nostalgic, and lonely time. The holiday season can bring about a range of different emotions. We are all different and experience our lives ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Work & Life
Tags: Be Kind, Be Realistic, Contribute To A Charity, Do What You Enjoy, Eat Healthy, Engage In Positive Thinking, Feeling Blue, Feeling Sad, Focus On Self Care, Get Plenty Of Sleep, Give Back, Happy Holidays, Help Someone In Need, Holidays, Isolation, Loneliness During The Holidays, Plan Ahead This Holiday Season, Reasons To Exercise, Sadness, Set Reasonable Expectations, Stay Hydrated, Stick To Your Budget, Stress And Coping, Suicide And Crisis Hotline, Tips To Make The Holidays Bright, Volunteer

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

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day


October 26, 2022

It’s National Pumpkin Day! This is the time of year to celebrate everything pumpkin and recognize this squash for its history and traditions. If pumpkins are part of your holiday celebrations, enjoy them in all forms, colors, uses, and flavors! Pumpkins ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Canned Pumpkin, Carving Pumpkins, Children And Pumpkin Carving, Eat More Fruits And Vegetables, Fall Recipes, Heaviest Pumpkin, Knife Safety, MyPlate, National Pumpkin Day, Nutrition And Pumpkins, Pumpkin Dip Recipe, Pumpkin Everything, Pumpkins, Pumpkins Decorations, Pumpkins Food, Support Pumpkin Farmers, Wash Hands For 20 Seconds

How to Harvest a Jackfruit

donna corbelli castro
October 12, 2022

Harvesting a Jackfruit is like giving birth! For those of us who love fruit trees in our landscapes, probably nothing is more exciting than harvesting a Jackfruit.  They are the most unusual looking trees you have ever seen.  If you have ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Artocarpus Heterophyllus, Fruit Trees, Jackfruit, Newsletter

Royal Poinciana – Beautiful, but Poor Compartmentalizers.

donna corbelli castro
September 8, 2022

A picture is often worth a thousand words. As an ISA certified certified arborist, when I saw this huge Royal Poinciana collapsed on a sunny day, with no wind, rain, or other adverse weather conditions, I just had to stop and find out what ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Compartmentalization, Delonix Regia, Ed Gilman, Newsletter, Newsletter Highlight, Newsletter2, Royal Poinciana, Tree Care, Tree Failure, Tree Pruning

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