On November 3, 2023, the Southwest Small Farmer Network held our fall meeting at Circle C Farm in Hendry County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight Circle C’s new on-farm store, learn about pasture management, connect producers, ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Master Gardener Volunteers presents:
The 2024 Educational Garden Workshop Series
At the Collier South Regional Library, 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, Fl 34113
EGWS Lecture # 1 January 11
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Friday, October 27th is our Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Exam Preparation Class to be taught in Spanish.
The class will be at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center.
Click on the link below to see the agenda and for registration.
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On July 19, 2023 the Southwest Small Farmer Network held the summer meeting at FruitScapes, LLC on Pine Island in Lee County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight the resiliency of producers on Pine Island which was devastated by Hurricane ... READ MORE
Holy guacamole! Avocados are coming into harvest this time of the year in SWFL and there are many opportunities to try the delicious Florida avocado around town. Avocados, Persea americana Miller, are indigenous to Mexico, Central American ... READ MORE
Reaching More with Nutrition Education
UF/IFAS Extension Collier County on the Southwest Coast of Florida is one of Collier County’s divisions receiving American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant funding provided through the U.S. Department of Treasury ... READ MORE
This year's UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Annual Mango Morning class partnered with the Florida Forest Service to teach participants how to properly plant and prune mango trees. After an indoor lecture, we took 50 class participants into ... READ MORE
This time of the year we're getting a lot of phone calls and e-mails about mango fruit drop. Many homeowners want to know if the fruit drop they see around their mango trees is normal.
And the short answer is; yes, it's normal.
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Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, and stories of farm life through guided tours from our knowledgeable local experts. The 2023 Agricultural Tour will showcase Collier County's agricultural operations and kick-off the regional branding campaign ... READ MORE
Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County
Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County
Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE