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It’s World Bicycle Day, and you should go for a ride…

June 3, 2022

Today, June 3rd is the United Nations World Bicycle Day.  Being an extremely passionate cyclist, I decided to write a blog post to share, not only the benefits that riding a bike has brought to my life, but the positive impact it can have on ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Recreation, Work & Life
Tags: Circular Health, Climate Change, Cycling, IFAS One Health, One Health, World Bicycle Day

From Danger to Risk: An Update on Florida Tree Law

June 3, 2022

When Chapter 2019-155 passed in the Florida legislature in 2019, shockwaves throttled through the circles of Florida’s tree care professionals. Local government laws often afforded trees certain protections (i.e., typically requiring permits ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Tree; Risk; Law; Danger; Florida;
Hurricane Preparedness

2022 Updated UF/IFAS Hurricane and Disaster Information

June 2, 2022

The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Disaster Preparation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Hurricane, Landscape, Stress, Weather
Earleaf Acacia

My Internship Shadowing Experience: Working with Invasive Earleaf Acacia and a Potential Biocontrol Method

June 1, 2022

My background My name is Sean MacWilliam and I was born and raised in coastal SE Florida. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida studying Forest Resources and Conservation with a specialization in Protected Areas Management. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biological Control, Earleaf Acacia, Internship, Invasive, Sean MacWilliam
Tips from the help desk. Mothballs are just for moths

Tips from the Help Desk…Mothballs, Do’s and Dont’s! May 2022

May 31, 2022

by David Austin                                                                                                                                                        ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Pesticides, UF IFAS Extension

Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies

May 31, 2022

Better with Butterflies: Painted Ladies Written by Carin Ashman, UF/IFAS Extension Clay County Master Gardener Volunteer This month I want to address the spiritual aspects or symbolism of butterflies across world cultures. Because of their ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators
A teapot with rabbits sits amonst different herb aplands and next to a tiny maroon teacup.

Why not make it a tea garden?

May 27, 2022

Southerners and sweet tea When I was a child, we drank sweet tea. I didn't really know where it came from, but it was sweet and that suited me just fine. Later, I discovered tea was from the leaf of a plant. I had heard about tea leaves, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture,
Tags: Agriculture, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June

May 27, 2022

LGBT Pride Month Background Why do people celebrate LGBT Pride month in June?  It is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC.  If you live in South Florida like I do, you can visit the Stonewall National Museum and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Gay, Lego, LGBT, Pride

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