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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
Urban forestry in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Urban Trees, Pollen, and Allergenicity


April 4, 2022

Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket. Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies. Still, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Landscape Trees, Lawn And Garden, Pollen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Urban Forestry
Fruits and vegetables at a food pantry. Photo taken 06-26-18.

National Nutrition Month Spotlight: COVID-19 and Nutrition


March 6, 2022

As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospect of catching the virus has become less of a barrier to many of us conducting daily life. Even for those of us who are vaccinated and boosted, it is important to be aware of how ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Covid-19, Farah Tadros, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Hydration, Jeanette Andrade, National Nutrition Month, Susannah Folsom
Sunset and clouds in the Florida Keys.

Learning about Foster Care Youth and the Risk of Homelessness


February 21, 2022

Moving through different stages of life is hard. Young people aging out of the foster care system often face additional obstacles and lack community support systems. During this transitional period, they are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Foster Care, Francesca Michelini, Homelessness, Kate Fogarty, Randall Cantrell
Pop-up, in-ground sprinkler head and home irrigation system. Photo taken 10-01-20.

Learning about Home Water Use


February 2, 2022

Water is a vital part of everyday life. Florida, with its growing population, has seen an increase in water use. Understanding household water consumption can support conservation efforts. H2OSAV has a series of fact sheets on Ask IFAS that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Bradley Spatz, H2OSAV, Kaitlin Olander Robb Price, Nick Taylor, Parker Johnson, Pierce Jones, Tricia Kyzar, Water Use

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