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Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the organic matter content… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide?  Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help us… Read More

HORTICULTURE PUSHES FORWARD: IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING DURING COVID-19

M. Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; L. Felter, UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL; H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL; B. Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Tavares, FL; G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS… Read More

HORTICULTURE IN NINE MINUTES OR LESS

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation:  In March 2020, the beginning of COVID-19 required UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County to adapt in-person Horticulture programs.  Residents were quickly connected to and educated with virtual platforms such… Read More

YOUTH THRIVE THROUGH THE 4-H BERRY PROJECT

J. Perez, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL,  W.Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL, C. McCazzio, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Blueberry production in Florida has increased to encompass around 5,100 acres… Read More

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