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Category: Community Volunteers

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, such… Read More

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students at the University of Florida led the charge to harvest and donate nearly one ton of peaches to Gainesville food pantries. Initiated by horticultural sciences doctoral student Trequan McGee, members from two University of… Read More

Fall Master Gardener Volunteer 2021 Fall Training

UF/IFAS Extension Putnam County is accepting applications for the 2021 Master Gardener Volunteer Training.  The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a group of specially trained people that assist UF/IFAS Extension in providing research-based information to the residents… Read More

The Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers Add Value to the Community What are the benefits of volunteering? Most of us recognize the tremendous value of volunteerism to society. Every day, thousands of volunteers support education, outreach, service, government and compassionate causes throughout the… Read More

Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Our urban Yards are the first line of defense to protect local wildlife. Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will… Read More

Winging our Way to Reading Success

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. -Cicero On June 5th, 2021 a group of Manatee County Master Gardener Volunteers came together with community members and library staff to install a pollinator… Read More

Columbia County Seeking New Master Gardener Volunteers for 2021

Do you love plants, like people, then consider becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer!  The Master Gardener Volunteer Program is a vital part of the horticulture program at the UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office.  The mission of the Master Gardener Volunteer program is “to assist Extension… Read More

Wakulla Teens Complete Leadership Camp and Introduction to “CERT” Training

Trailblazing Teens Over five days from June 14 to 18, 27 teens made Wakulla history. They were the inaugural participants in the county’s first Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course.  The first graduates of the program… Read More

Father’s Day feature: a family’s love for the water becomes an act of service

To the Wetzel family, a perfect day is one spent on the water fishing and enjoying each other’s company. For the past 10 years, they have added a volunteer component to their outdoors time by collecting samples for… Read More