What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE
Benefits of Gardening During Covid-19
This week's Virtual Plant Clinic topic is facilitated by Joanne Mason, Master Gardener Volunteer for UF/IFAS Extension Flagler County, RN, MS. We encourage you to attend our Thursday Plant Clinic ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Pumpkins are a member of the gourd family, which includes cucumbers, honeydew melons, cantaloupe, watermelons and zucchini. Beta-carotene is responsible for giving pumpkins their bright, orange color. Pumpkin is packed with nutrients. Naturally ... READ MORE
That is exactly what Skyler Strickland did this school year!
Skyler is a 3rd grade student at Bunnell Elementary School and she grew the largest cabbage in her school’s 2018 Bonnie Cabbage Contest. The program is provided by a partnership ... READ MORE
The eggplant was first grown some 4,000 years ago in India and Pakistan. Thomas Jefferson , who grew eggplant in his garden at Monticello, is thought to have originally introduced the plant to the United States.
A member of the nightshade family, ... READ MORE
Florida blueberries are in season so you’ll find them in stores and markets through June. Look for the “Fresh from Florida” label. United States Department of Agriculture statistics show that the value of Florida’s blueberry industry ... READ MORE