The Dwarf Palmetto (Sabal minor) is a native palm which can grow in North-, Central-, and South- Florida. It is also known as Blue-Stem Palmetto due to its blueish-green fronds. As with other palms in the Sabal genus, the Dwarf Palmetto ... READ MORE
The Cabbage Palm aka Sabal Palm (Sabal palmetto) is a native Floridian and was designated as the 'Florida State Tree' in 1953. The Sabal Palm has also been designated as the state tree in South Carolina. Like other palmettos, its flowers ... READ MORE
One of a handful of native palms, the Scrub Palmetto (Sabal etonia) is a smaller and less common relative to the ubiquitous Sabal Palmetto (also known as the Cabbage Palm). It is slow-growing and like the Saw Palmetto, produces berries which ... READ MORE
There are not many palms which will live happily ever after indoors, but the Lady Palm (Rhapis excelsa) can. Indoors, Lady Palms are often found as potted plants, making an elegant statement in hotel lobbies, restaurants and office atria, due ... READ MORE
4-H and Family
The annual tradition of the Citrus Stampede Rodeo is returning to Citrus County on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th. A beehive of activity taking place at the Fairgrounds in Inverness. The stockman rolling ... READ MORE
by Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where the temperatures do not hit lower than freezing for ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest infestations ... READ MORE
By BJ Jarvis
A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables.
Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... READ MORE