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Teens Find a Place to Learn and Lead in Wakulla 4-H


August 2, 2022

Wakulla 4-H offers a variety of activities geared to teen interests.  Teen 4-H members can explore career options, develop leadership skills, and engage in hands-on learning experiences.  Over eight weeks this summer, 18 teens contributed ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Leadership, Tailgating, Teens, Volunteering

What’s Hotter Than Summer? Peppers!


July 27, 2022

July is one of the hottest months of the year. As a gardener, you may be questioning what to plant in this heat. Let me give you a suggestion, ornamental peppers. Hear me out! Ornamental peppers are excellent bedding plants for hot weather conditions ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Garden, Gardening, Peppers, Summer
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Florida 4-H Foundation announces the 2022 Florida 4-H Hall of Fame inductees


July 20, 2022

GAINSEVILLE, Fla. – Since 2002, Florida 4-H has inducted many outstanding 4-H alumni, volunteers, professionals, and community leaders into the Florida 4-H Hall of Fame. These members have significantly contributed to the UF/IFAS Extension ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Events, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Featured, Florida 4-H, Florida 4-H Foundation, Gilchrist County, Hillsborough County, Leon County, Polk County, Volunteer Spotlight, Volunteers
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Building a Food Forest Community Garden: An Internship Experience


July 12, 2022

My background and Purpose My name is Johanna Walker. I am a 4th year student at the University of Florida (UF), pursuing a B.S. in environmental science. Although I grew up in Michigan it was my good fortune to have been able to experience ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Community, Food Forest, Internship, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Wakulla, Volunteering
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Time to Apply for 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course


July 7, 2022

The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training course. We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Master Gardener Volunteer, Training Course, Volunteer Recruitment

UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Programs in Broward County


July 5, 2022

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Composting, Container Gardening, Critters, Entomology, Extension, Florida Gardening, Food Waste, Food Waste Prevention, Gardening, Internships, Invertebrates, MGVs, Urban Area, Urban Horticulture, Vermicomposting

Music as a therapy to improve the life quality of patients living with dementia


June 17, 2022

Introduction Music has a profound impact on the lives of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. I know this firsthand after caring for my late father who passed from complications with fronto-temporal dementia. ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Alzheimer, Dementia, Music, Music Therapy, One Health Uf

Energy improvements at Sarasota Housing Authority: That’s a wrap for the Annex!


June 10, 2022

Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Energy, Equity, Low Income, Pgm_Sustain, Saving, Water

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