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birder in longleaf pine savanna

Fire in Florida Forests: Rekindling the Flame


June 18, 2023

Let’s travel back in time—to an early 16th century summer. You’re standing in an uncut longleaf pine forest in Florida; you have a ¼ mile view in every direction. Yellow and purple flowers dot the landscape of wiregrass, saw palmetto, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Fire, Firescaping, Forest, Land Management, Natural Areas Training Academy, Natural Resources, Shelly Johnson, Tag/Florida-Youth-Naturalist-Program/, Wildlife
River grass beneath the Ichetucknee River.

A ChatGPT Poem: Water Conservation in Florida


April 17, 2023

April is Water Conservation Month! Since it is also National Poetry Month, we thought it would be fun to ask ChatGPT to write us a poem about water conservation in Florida. Here is the unedited response: “Sure, here's a poem about water conservation ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Water
Tags: AI, Artificial Intelligence, H2OSAV, Irrigation, Lawn, UF IFAS Water Agents, UF/IFAS Extension, Water Conservation, Water Conservation Month
an alligator swimming with eyes above water

ADDING ACCESSIBILITY TO THE MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM


April 15, 2023

2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Horticulture, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ C. Chairez, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL and E. Pabon, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2023, 2023 Central District All Faculty Symposium, C. Chairez, Central District Symposium, Clarissa Chairez, E. Pabon, Eva Pabon, Extension, FFL, Florida Yards And Neighborhoods, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, FYN, Horticulture, IFAS, IFAS Extension, Orange County, Osceola County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County
White Ibis birds in a wetland.

UTILIZING DIGITAL PLATFORMS TO INCREASE PROGRAM OUTREACH IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT.


April 15, 2023

2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Horticulture, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ C. Gardner, UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL. Situation: The population of Orange County is ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2023, 2023 Central District All Faculty Symposium, C. Gardner, Calvin Gardner, Central District Symposium, Extension, FFL, Florida Yards And Neighborhoods, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, FYN, Horticulture, IFAS, IFAS Extension, Orange County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Urban Environment
Alligator in water.

VIRTUAL PLANT CLINIC CELEBRATES THREE YEARS OF SUCCESS


April 15, 2023

2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - Horticulture, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods, Florida Friendly Landscaping™ W. Lester, UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL Situation: When COVID-19 made it difficult ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 2023, 2023 Central District All Faculty Symposium, Bill Lester, Central District Symposium, Extension, FFL, Florida Yards And Neighborhoods, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, FYN, Hernando County, Horticulture, IFAS, IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, W. Lester, William Lester
an alligator swimming with eyes above water

BUSY-BUGS JMG GROWING MORE THAN A GARDEN


April 15, 2023

2023 - Central District All Faculty Symposium - 4-H Youth Development L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Bushnell, FL. Situation: Existing research supports that youth gardens can not only influence healthy eating choices, and manage childhood ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2023, 2023 Central District All Faculty Symposium, 2023Central District Symposium, 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Extension, IFAS, IFAS Extension, L. Sanderson, Lisa Sanderson, Sumter County, Youth, Youth Development

Use the new “Bat App” to monitor bat roosts


April 14, 2022

It’s bat maternity season! What does that mean? This is the time of year when expecting mother bats give birth to their “pups” (aka, baby bats).  Female bats live together in colonies at a roost and spend their day resting and raising ... READ MORE

Category: , HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

EARTH WEEK 2021, VIRTUALLY A SUCCESS


April 10, 2022

2022 - Central District All Faculty Symposium – Horticulture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL)  T. McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL Situation: As vaccines for COVID-19 were still rolling out in April of 2021, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn
Tags: 2022, 2022 Central District Symposium, 2022 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Extension, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hort., Horticulture, IFAS Extension, Seminole Co., T.McIntyre, Tina McIntyre

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