Iconic signature of tropical coastlines
Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics.
Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE
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
Nutrition labels are very valuable because what you eat and put into your body is important. People need to be informed and control what they eat for both meals and snacks. One of the best ways to do this is to read food labels. MyPlate is also ... READ MORE
Permaculture and edible landscapes leave a legacy.
I recently had the privilege of teaching a family how to start a permaculture garden. Permaculture landscapes simply strive to imitate the patterns and relationships we see in nature. Nature ... READ MORE
Food safety matters to us all. Engaging in safe food handling procedures can prevent a serious food borne illness. CDC estimates 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases each year in the United ... READ MORE
Power outages can occur for several reasons, including severe weather (such as storms, tropical depressions, or hurricanes), equipment failure, overload of the power grid, accidents, or routine maintenance. When a power outage occurs, the affected ... READ MORE
Beware of weed killers containing MSM!
If you are routinely spraying herbicides to kill weeds around trees and shrubs, beware. Many products containing the weed-killer glyphosate also contain a chemical called metsulfuron-methyl:
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Many people enjoy frequent snacking. There are so many choices to choose from! Some snack choices can be unhealthy and others healthy. Healthy snacking is important at any age. Why not make the most of your snacking by choosing healthy food ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Intern Sarah Marc & Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program collaborates with the Florida Cooperative ... READ MORE
IS DIETARY FIBER BENEFICIAL TO MY BODY?
Yes, it is. That is why we often hear-“Include plenty of whole grains in your diet”. Fiber can help to prevent constipation, lower cholesterol, and more.
DO I NEED FIBER IN MY DIET?
Healthy ... READ MORE