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Tropical Fruit–Sugar Apple

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Sugar Apple by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Sugar Apple Botanical name: Annona squamosa Family: Annonaceae Good varieties: Lessard Thai, Kampong Mauve About the fruit: This segmented fruit has… Read More

FRE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Misti Sharp

For our first Food and Resource Economics Faculty Highlight, we introduce Dr. Sharp a lecturer and the department’s undergraduate coordinator. Joining the faculty family in Fall 2016, she has had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in the… Read More

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More

What’s the Buzz on Bees?

Florida is known for many of its “Fresh from Florida” commodities such as citrus, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, watermelons, beans, and sweet corn, but what role do honey bees play in the production of these crops? Did you know… Read More

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

Letting Them Bee: National Pollinator Week

This week is National Pollinator Week, which makes it a good time to learn about how birds, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators sustain our ecosystem! What is a pollinator? When some people hear “pollinator,” they immediately think of… Read More

Fall Gardening Workshop; A Cornucopia of Techniques and Tips

Join us for an exciting half-day outdoor gardening workshop. Guests will discuss and practice diverse  gardening techniques and tips. Bring your friends and curiosity. Build knowledge and gain gardening confidence. Masks encouraged but not required. Workshop Topics: Fall… Read More