During the pandemic, tens of millions of workers, mostly office workers, were suddenly forced to work from home (WFH). In the beginning, there were many difficulties to address, especially when children were attending school ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo
Our urban yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife.
Have you ever thought about what happens when a native wooded area is cleared for a building ... READ MORE
Got the gardening bug?
Craving a walk in the park?
Even in the extreme heat of summer some of us just need to get outdoors every day. Nature and nurture calls to us.
Gardening and visiting the Fruit & Spice Park over the 3-day weekend ... READ MORE
CHECK OUT THE NEW FAMILY FOREST VIRTUAL COMMUNITY
Family forest owners are invited to join the American Forest Foundation’s (AFF) brand new virtual community, The Family Forest, a home for family forest owners and the people who support them. ... READ MORE
"Help! We went scalloping for the first time and harvested some scallops. How do we clean them?"
Don't worry. We have a solution!
What you will need:
• A cleaning utensil such as a butter knife or spoon from your kitchen. Nothing sharp!
• Disposal ... READ MORE
Join Polk County 4-H for a family day camp to celebrate Lakes Appreciation Month!
Every July is Lakes Appreciation Month, let's celebrate by learning about our local lakes!
Polk County is home to over 500 named lakes. This July learn how ... READ MORE
June 8 is World Oceans Day, and it’s an excellent time to celebrate the beauty and bounty of our oceans and commit ourselves to their protection.
Whether you’re surf-casting on a beach at twilight, dropping a line deep off a pier or bridge, ... READ MORE
Today, June 3rd is the United Nations World Bicycle Day. Being an extremely passionate cyclist, I decided to write a blog post to share, not only the benefits that riding a bike has brought to my life, but the positive impact it can have on ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month
Rain Lily is a short-lived perennial wildflower that occurs in moist flatwoods, river swamps, floodplains, and can often be found in ditches and roadsides. As the name suggests, ... READ MORE
Scientists come from all different backgrounds, often inspired by their personal interests or passions. I am fortunate to be one of those scientists. I research aquatic plant management, which is directly related to my favorite hobby, fishing.
I ... READ MORE