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Category: Fruits & Vegetables

Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth

Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening’s Impact of Youths Mental Health. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC),… Read More

Columbia County Seeking New Master Gardener Volunteers for 2021

Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer!  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office.  The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is “to assist Extension… Read More

Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow their own… Read More

Dig-in to school gardens on June 17 with our School Garden Workshop 2021

As we complete another school year and segue into summer, we celebrate our school gardens with our annual school garden workshop. Join us June 17 for this free event, as we dig in to school gardens! We’ll over… Read More

Summer Vegetable Gardening: Cover Crops and Garden Planning

Written By Leslie Munroe and Yvonne Florian. Gardening once again became America’s pastime this past year due to “stay at home” and “social distancing” mandates.  Many people took up vegetable gardening to pass the time in a healthful,… Read More

Video: Growing and Saving Blackberries

Blackberries are one of the easiest fruiting crops to grow in the North Florida garden. Fruits mature during the month of May and early June. If you don’t plan to eat your blackberries fresh, learn some quick tips… Read More

UF/IFAS Tropical Fruit Tuesdays sows what you need to grow, maintain tropical fruit trees

Tropical Fruit Tuesdays offer homeowners and commercial growers the latest information on what fruit trees to select, grow and manage in the Sunshine State’s tropical regions. The virtual workshop, launched as a call to action after the onset… Read More