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Provide for Wildlife- The Queen Butterfly


June 30, 2021

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterfly, Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Native Milkweeds, Native Plants, Natural Areas, Nectar Plants, Provide For Wildlife, Queen Butterfly, South Florida, Urban Area, Urban Environments

Columbia County Seeking New Master Gardener Volunteers for 2021


June 22, 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 ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Horticulture, Master Gardener, Master Gardner Volunteer
Park rangers position manatee cutouts at park entrance.

Sculpture and Plants welcome Park Visitors


May 6, 2021

Florida Master Gardeners, park rangers and Friends of Manatee Springs celebrated the 67th Anniversary of Manatee Springs State Park. Sculpture work was commissioned by a local artist and welder. Eragrostis spectabilis (Purple love grass) ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Work & Life
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, InsideNatureCoast, Levy County, Levy County Extension, Manatee Springs State Park, Master Gardener, UF IFAS Extension

Invite Native Orchids to your Yard


April 12, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Broward, Broward County, Conservation, Florida Friendly Landscape, Growing Orchids, Million Orchid Project, Native, Native Orchids, Natural Conservations, Orchids
Megan (Hoot) Walker crouches with her family at the end of the March of Dimes march.

University of Florida Alumna Creates a Future in Nonprofit Management


April 7, 2021

By Meredith Oglesby Megan (Hoot) Walker arrived at the University of Florida as a freshman in the early 2000s, eager to start her pre-med studies. As she immersed herself in student organizations and uncovered her passion for volunteering, ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: CALS, CALS Alumni, Family Youth And Community Science, March Of Dimes, Nonprofit, Volunteer

Provide for Wildlife- The Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly


April 6, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Did you know that our urban areas are rapidly increasing worldwide? Recognizing the urban home landscape as part of a more extensive natural system will help ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water, Wildlife
Tags: Broward, Butterflies, Extension, FFL, Fig Trees, Florida, Master Gardener Program, Ruddy Daggerwing, Trees, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Tree Canopy
using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself

Using unconscious bias to strengthen yourself


April 1, 2021

Diversity and inclusion is a very hot topic these days. One of the first things necessary to look at when you are considering diversity, equity, and inclusion is unconscious bias. Everyone has bias and a lot of the time its just something we ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Professional Development, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, 4-Hers, Diversity, Inclusion, Life Skills, Mindful, Unconscious Bias, Volunteer Training, Youth, Youth Development

CALS Alumna Highlight: Cecilia Lepa


March 31, 2021

Cecilia Lepa graduated with both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in forest resources and conservation. She is currently an AmeriCorps VISTA serving with Southern Oregon's ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Alumni, Cals Careers, Career Services, Forest Resources And Conservation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences

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