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Memories of Muffins: A Reverie for National Berries Month


July 10, 2022

Growing up, every July my family would take a long road trip to visit family. One activity we always did together was go blueberry picking with my grandpa at a U-pick farm a short drive from his house. Everyone would fill a bucket—though we ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Blueberry, Blueberry Products, Horticultural Sciences Department, J. W. Olmstead, J.G. Williamson, Muffins, National Berries Month, P. M. Lyrene, Recipes
A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Bees and Fire


June 27, 2022

Many people know that bees are the “essential workers” that keep plants in our yards, gardens, and farms healthy, beautiful, and productive. But what about bees in the wild? A new Ask IFAS publication ("Bees and Fire: How does Fire in Longleaf ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Cooked beef hamburger patties on a plate. Photo taken 08-05-21.

Food, Fire, and Fun


June 27, 2022

The summer solstice has come and gone, leaving in its wake longer days and their joys. Swimming. Visiting local parks. Reading at the beach. Wowing guests with your grilling abilities, or passing these valuable skills on to someone else. The ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Events, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Brian Estevez, Chad Carr, Cooking Safety, Ed Jennings, Food Safety, George Baker, Grilling, Jason Scheffler, Mark Mauldin, Sonja Crawford
Sunset over a stand of cypress trees in Everglades National Park near Homestead, Florida. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Asian Vegetables Grown in Florida


May 29, 2022

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s spotlight some Asian vegetables Florida growers produce. The below fun facts are from the Asian Vegetables Emerging in Florida series, published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Vegetables Emerging In Florida, Bitter Melon, Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Long Bean, Long Squash, Luffa, Tong Hao
Belle Glade, hurricane of 1928. Photos from the Smather's Archives.

Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches


May 17, 2022

Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida. Unfortunately, so are hurricanes. These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Hurricane Impacts, Hurricane Preparation, Tropical REC
A pine forest is a good place to take dogs to run. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

Staying Kinetic and Connected


April 26, 2022

Your friend meets you for dinner after a long day. After one look at his fitness wearable, his face falls. "I skipped my run today," he mutters. "My workouts just feel like another chore." As he picks at his entree, you propose an after-dinner ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Andrea Nikolai, Annie Sheldon Wallau, Department Of Family Youth And Community Sciences, Family, Jamie C. Stolarz, Karla P. Shelnutt, Physical Activity

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