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Category: Agriculture

EDUCATING MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS USING A SOIL RESEARCH PROJECT

J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; B. Lester. UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL; K. McCormick. UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; J. Roberts UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; E. Pabon. UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County,… Read More

PLANTING SEEDS OF VICTORY: CREATING SHARED MEANING WHILE GARDENING AMIDST A PANDEMIC

E. Cannon, Marion County. C. Mulvaney, Marion County. E. Harlow, Columbia County.  T. Silvasy, Orange County., L. Duncan, Sumter County. H. Janney, Columbia County, H. Corbitt, Columbia County. M. Hunter, Marion County. A. Marek, Marion County. M. Bailey,… Read More

EDIBLES FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE: GROWING BACKYARD PRODUCE WITH FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

A. Marek and M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension Service Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Over the years, the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Sustainable Agriculture Agents have been contacted by local homeowners and landowners inquiring about low-maintenance,… Read More

ADAPTING TO A PANDEMIC: HYBRID-STYLE MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL Situation: St. Johns County Horticulture Agent annually offers an intensive Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) training program designed to educate and empower volunteers to assist agent with providing research-based… Read More

SHARED NEWSLETTER DIVIDES EFFORT WHILE EXPANDING REACH AND IMPROVING QUALITY

M.Brew, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County; C. Bainum, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County; Laura Bennett, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter, Pasco, and Hernando Counties; J. Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County; C. Cooper, UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County; E. Jennings, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County… Read More

FOOD PRODUCTION SUCCESS & SUPPLYING LOCAL GROWERS DIRECTLY

M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: North Central Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for both small farmers and gardeners alike. A lack of actionable knowledge and reduced availability of well-adapted plants further compound… Read More

FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: TAKING FLORIDA-FRIENDLY ONLINE

T. McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL. Situation: Regarding water quantity, The Central Water Initiative predicts a deficiency of 250 million gallons per day in the projected water supply for Central Florida by 2035. From a water… Read More

CULTIVATING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH SHARED LEARNING WITH THE VICTORY2020 GARDEN BOOK CLUB

T. Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, M. Iyer, Center for Land Use Efficiency, E. Harlow, UF/IFAS Extension Colombia County, M. Hunter, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County, W. Wilber, Center for Land Use Efficiency. Situation: Interest in gardening skyrocketed as… Read More

LIVESTOCK YOUTH LEADING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

C. McCazzio, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL Situation: 4-H youth enrolled in livestock projects have felt the challenges of the COVID pandemic in many ways including financially, socially, and programmatically. Personal growth gained through livestock projects… Read More