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Save a monarch, plant a (native) milkweed!

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July 26, 2022

By now, you may have seen the recent article stating alarming news about the beloved monarch butterfly population. Many gardeners in Florida enjoy planting for butterflies, observing the unique lifecycle of butterflies, and adding colorful flowers ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Milkweed, Monarch, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators

No Mow Lawns in Florida


July 26, 2022

Are you tired of mowing your yard, applying fertilizers and fighting turfgrass pests and diseases? Many central Florida residents are seeking more sustainable, low maintenance yards. Lawns planted with turfgrass can be a lot of maintenance, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Groundcover, Low Maintenance, Now Mow, Turf, Turfgrass

Purslane in the Summer Garden


July 25, 2022

Summer vegetable garden weeds can be a problem for gardeners.  It's too hot to check weed growth every afternoon.  And we really only have a few vegetable plants which will survive the heat of a Florida summer.  Deciding to let the garden ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Eat The Weeds, Edible, Florida Foraging, Foraging, Free Vegetables, Pickling, Purslane, Weed Identification, Weeds, Wild Edibles

Florida Land Steward Update, July 22, 2022

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July 21, 2022

FLORIDA FOREST SERVICE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR CARBON SEQUESTRATION PROGRAM Apply  by August 12 The Florida Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2022 Sequestering Carbon and Protecting Florida Land Program, a state-funded ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Wildlife
Tags: Assistance, Family Forest, Forest, Forest Carbon, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Natural Resource Conservation, Prescribed Fires, Timber, Wildlife

Student Association for Fire Ecology Hosts Film Screening to Highlight and Discuss Discrimination in Fire-related Professions


July 20, 2022

This story was written by Stephen Wasp and Raelene Crandall, and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences Blog. “Anchor point” is a term used by wildland firefighters to define a point of safety– ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Burn, Film, Fire, Firefighter, Forest, Forest Management, Holly Tuckett, Kelly Martin, Movie, Prescribed Fires, Safe, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Student Association For Fire Ecology

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