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Connecting Future UF Alums to UF Extension-Meet Abraham Cuadrado

April 28, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo What is the UF/IFAS Extension Internship Program? The UF Internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: #FoodIsOurMiddleName, Broward Parks, Community Garden, Extension, Food Security, Urban, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers
Tree stewards

Duval County volunteers keep Jacksonville trees trim

April 24, 2024

Jacksonville, the largest city by landmass in the contiguous United States, is also home to the country’s largest urban park system – more than 80,000 acres of land featuring more than 400 parks. For a decade, a cadre of gloved individuals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture
Tags: 7 Creeks Recreation Area, Duval County, Extension, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Parks, Larry Figart, Lauren Chappell, Master Gardener Volunteer, Megan Winslow, Park, Recreation And Community Services, Tree, Tress Stewards, Tyler Jones, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, Volunteer

Reporting Sightings of Tagged Horseshoe Crabs in Hernando: A Citizen Science Opportunity

April 18, 2024

Since 2018, volunteers in Hernando have been diligently tagging horseshoe crabs as part of an ongoing statewide effort to study and conserve these fascinating creatures. Horseshoe crabs are known to come ashore during the new and full moons ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Ecosystems, Wildlife
St Lucie County 4-H

4-H Community Service-Learning Project

April 14, 2024

A worthy volunteer month highlight! William Kicklighter's Community Service-learning Project. William is a Beef Builders 4-H Club member, a prospective Eagle Scout recipient, and an aspirant to the University of Florida College of Engineering. ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: #4hOpportunityForAll, #H4HOutreach, #slc4h, #VolunteerAppreciation #NationalVolunteerMonth #FL4HVOL, 4-H, Service, St. Lucie County, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, Wildlife
therapeutic horticulture

UF therapeutic horticulture program generates zen for students

April 10, 2024

Every spring, vehicles converge at the intersection of Mowry Road and Gale Lemerand Drive as green thumbs arrive for the annual Wilmot Botanical Gardens plant sale. Although they may not know it, much of the greenery they load into their vehicles ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Horticulture, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Ben Sasse, Elizabeth Diehl, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Julie Abrams-Bernier, Kai Tham, Megan Winslow, Plant Sale, Strategic Funding, Therapeutic Horticulture, Therapy, UF, UF Counseling And Wellness Center, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida College Of Medicine, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Wilmot Botanical Gardens

Volunteers are the Heart of Extension

April 9, 2024

April 21-27 is National Volunteer Week. It's a great opportunity to celebrate the people who lend their time, effort and talents to make a difference in their community! In UF/IFAS Extension, we would be lost without our volunteers. They act ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Money Matters
Tags: Citizen Science, Florida 4-H, Florida Master Money Mentors, Florida Sea Grant Extension, National Volunteer Week, VITA
St Lucie County 4-H

Celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week – the Heartbeat of Extension.

April 7, 2024

St. Lucie County 4-H association celebrating Volunteer Appreciation Week from April 21 - 27. This week is dedicated to honoring the invaluable contributions of our dedicated 4-H volunteers. They tirelessly donated their time, skills, and ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, , Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4hOpportunityForAll, #H4HOutreach, #slc4h, 4-H, Service, St. Lucie County

Minimizing Food Waste in Urban Landfills

April 2, 2024

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent  Lorna Bravo   Did you know that Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic estimates that approximately 40% of food produced annually is never consumed in the ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Community, Composting, Vermicomposting

2024 Master Gardener Volunteer Recruitment & FAQs

April 2, 2024

Do you love gardening? Or maybe you just want to learn more? Are you interested in being a part of a community of volunteers and sharing your gardening training with the residents in our county? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Find ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, New Vegetable Gardener, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County Master Gardener Volunteers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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