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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Diversify the Landscape: Landscape Shrubbery

A Shrubbery! Fill your landscapes with diversity! Our vibrant landscapes should exude a mix of different groundcovers, perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees. Landscapes provide tremendous value when we diversify the landscape. In the “Diversify the Landscape” series we… Read More

Mindfully Gardening

Its about being all around healthy I know you’ve learned about exercising your body and I’m certain you’ve thought about how that translates to the garden. Now, what about your mind? Yes, your mind needs attention just as… Read More

Landscaping for Biodiversity

This is a guest post by Kendall Stacey, University of Florida graduate and current laboratory research technician in the Dale Lab. In a time when many people are staying home, gardening and landscaping has become an increasingly popular… Read More

Let the Power of the Sun Restore Your Garden Soil

Written by  Philippe Bilger, Master Gardener Volunteer For many living in South Florida, summer is the time to enjoy the sun and the fun activities available to us. Due to the heat and humidity during the summer, growing… Read More

Sheepshead, The Fish With A Weird Name And Even Weirder Teeth!

When I was diving a small natural reef in Southwest Florida I stumbled upon a sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) attempting to eat a smooth duck clam (Anatina anatine). It was neat watching this steadfast fish repeatedly pick up and… Read More

Introducing UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County’s Newest Agent

Hi there! My name is Morgan Pinkerton. I recently started as the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County. I will be helping the county solve problems and provide educational programs related to understanding… Read More

Farms deliver produce to local food banks through USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

When COVID-19 shut down the food service industry, which supplies entertainment venues like sports arenas, cruise ships and theme parks, many farmers had crops out in the field without their usual buyers open to purchase the goods. The… Read More

After summer rains, look for this giant mushroom in backyards, parking lots

Summer is here in Florida, and that means one thing for fungi identification expert Matt Smith. “More mushrooms, and more questions about mushrooms,” said Smith, an associate professor of plant pathology at UF/IFAS. The rainy summer months are… Read More