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We’re Still Here for You!

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May 15, 2020

A lot of people tend to wonder that if the rest of the world is shut down while COVID-19 is coming through our areas, what is it that Extension is doing? We are educators and we are a huge support to the agriculture industry. And we fall ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Available Classes, Available Programming, Consultations, Covid-19, Covid19, Outreach, Reporting, Social Media
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Springtime blooms for the garden (and our pollinator friends, too!)


May 15, 2020

Springtime color welcomes birds, butterflies, native bees and other pollinators! Did you know that urban pollinator gardens offer not just beauty, but also places of refuge, protection and nourishment for our airborne wildlife? These blooms, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators, Wildlife

Using Zoom in our New Digital World

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May 15, 2020

Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings. Creating ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Covid19, How To, Meetings, Virtual Meetings, Zoom

Get your trees ready for storm season!

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May 13, 2020

Now is the time to prepare. Trees are one of a homeowner's most important assets. They provide beauty to our neighborhoods enhancing property values, shade to cool our homes reducing our energy bills and plentiful oxygen for us to breathe. ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Certified Arboris, ISA, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Safety, Storm Season, Structural Pruning, Tree Pruning

Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm

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May 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Environment "DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alachua, Attracting Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife

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