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Harvesting Health: Medicinal Plants for the Central Florida Garden


June 12, 2024

Central Florida's ample sunlight and moderate rainfall create optimal conditions for cultivating a diverse array of herbs celebrated for their medicinal qualities. Gardeners and herbal enthusiasts in the region can establish vibrant medicinal ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Garden Education, Medicinal Plant, Residential Horticulture, Urban Horticulture

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator’s License Review and CEUs–6/27/24


June 10, 2024

The limited pesticide applicator licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicator licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: CEU, CEUs, Cflandscapes, Class, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, FDACS, Hwooten, Insect, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Land, Landscape, Lawn, LCLM, Limited, Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Limited Lawn And Ornamental, LLO, PCO, Pest Control, Pest Management, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator
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Seed Saving Lecture and Plant Clinic Happening in June


June 10, 2024

Many gardeners have questions about saving seed such as which seeds can be saved, how to harvest and store seeds and how long can seeds be saved and still be viable. These and more questions will be answered at our June Lecture Series on Monday, ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Lecture, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics, Saving Seeds, Seminar

Where Plants & People Meet


June 10, 2024

A Landscape Language Although it may sound strange, we speak an inherent language with our environment. Humans evolved in our environment, inseparable from everything around us. As such, we once learned and understood different patterns, structures, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cultivating Curiosity, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscape Matters
Florida First Detector First Fridays

June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector


June 10, 2024

Recap of June 2024 First Friday with Florida First Detector In June, we dove into the basics of nematodes. Nematodes are all around the word, many are free living and some are parasitic on plants and animals. On plants, their damage can look ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD23-24, FloridaFirstDetector, Invasive Species, Nematodes, Roundworms

Edible Landscaping in Central Florida


June 6, 2024

View the recording of the Edible Landscaping for Central Florida webinar on YouTube.  The concept of edible landscaping primarily applies to growing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees in a way where it fits in with your home landscape. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Compost, Edible Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fruit, Herbs, Irrigation, Soil, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Basics of Landscaping in Florida–Bilingual Booklet in the UF/IFAS Bookstore


June 6, 2024

Better landscaping practices are good for Florida! Even though Florida has a lot of water resources, there are also a lot of people and industries sucking from the tap...and more keep coming. Long story short, Floridians need to conserve ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Alachua, Alachua Co, Basics Of Landscaping, Best Practice, Best Practices, Big Box, Big Box Stores Selling Plants, Bilingual, BMP, BMPs, Ceu Continuing Education, Cflandscapes, Community Leaders, Community Planners, Crape-myrtle, Cultural Ipm, Elected Officials, EPD, EPDs, FFL, Flooding, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Landscape, Heat, Heat Island, Heat Islands, How To Landscape, Hwooten, IPM, Land Developers, Landscape, Landscape Professionals, Landscaper, Landscapes, Mow, Mowing, Nursery Growers, Orange, Orange Co., Palm, Parks Departments, Planner, Planners, Prune, Pruning, Residents, Seminole, Seminole Co., Spring, Springs, Turf, Uf Ifas Uf Ifas Bookstore, USDA, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity

National Learn-About Composting Day!


May 29, 2024

Today is National Learn-About Composting Day! According to the USDA, food waste in the United States is estimated to be 30-40 percent of the country's food supply. This adds up to approximately 133 billion pounds of food waste per year. In our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Compost, Composting, Fertilizer, Florida, Food Waste, Garden, Jackson County, Jackson County Extension

Water Conservation During Drought


May 27, 2024

When it's hot and dry out it is important to think of water conservation. In Florida, more than 50% of our potable water is used for lawns and landscapes in residential housing. The goal is to keep our plants alive, while conserving water. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Desalinization, Drinking Water, Drought, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hillsborough, Landscape, Lawn, Population, Potable Water, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Water Conservation

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