From coast to sandhill, pasture to homestead, dozens of mosquito species breed around Florida homes and neighborhoods. Mosquitoes ease through life in one of four forms - egg, larvae, pupae, or adult. As bloodsucking adults, some are pests, ... READ MORE
In every Florida county, community members turn to their local UF/IFAS Extension office for year-round assistance in gardening, youth programming, and other needs. In Levy and surrounding counties, non-paid volunteers play an essential role ... READ MORE
The 2023 Master Gardener course meets once per week, Thursdays, January 26-April 13, 9 am-NOON at Levy Extension Center.
Addressing challenges of gardening in North Florida, topics include fertilization, efficient watering, pesticide ... READ MORE
The firefly is the symbol of illumination and is portrayed on the Florida Master Gardener volunteer 5-year service award. Wendy L. Wilbur, State Master Gardener coordinator explained, “with 5 years of service, a Master Gardener Volunteer has ... READ MORE
Levy County Extension hosts the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF-IFAS) Extension Master Gardener volunteer (MGV) training program. Meeting Thursdays, January 26 – April 13, 9 am – Noon, Levy County Extension ... READ MORE
Master Gardeners receive the Award of Excellence for Educational Materials from the University of Florida. The ‘Record of Change’ portable herbarium project provides responsive and timely education for residents and Master Gardeners. More ... READ MORE
Spring rush and lazy days of summer yield to days of diminishing daylight. We wanted to get one more crop in the garden. Our pick for cool season cultivation? Strawberries!
Strawberries are a cool season annual in North Florida, flowering ... READ MORE
There may be instances when you want to sow seed in containers instead of directly sowing into the ground or a raised bed. Some vegetables easily adapt to being transplanted. Starting seeds in smaller containers and then moving them up to a ... READ MORE
Nature Coast Master Gardeners (NCMG) teamed-up with sixty-five children and a dozen adults during the 2022 Levy County Library Summer Program. In cooperation with Darlene Slattery, Levy County Library Director and Layce Hallman, Library Office ... READ MORE
Early Europeans believed the sudden, seemingly overnight appearance of mushroom and toadstool proved fairies and malicious spirits had been in the area. Mushroom are the reproductive structure of fungi. Mushroom spores aide in dispersal ... READ MORE