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A Partnership for PROS: Plastic Free Restoration of Oyster Shorelines


September 3, 2021

We focus a lot on oyster restoration here at the Nature Coast Biological Station and a new project aimed at reducing plastic use in oyster restoration has us excited. This project is called the Partnership for Plastic-free Restoration of Oyster ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Applied Research, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marine Debris, NCBS Volunteers, Oysters, Plastic, Reef Prisms, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration

The Orange County 4-H Program Needs You


August 31, 2021

The Orange County 4-H Program needs you! The most meaningful way that the 4-H Program serves kids across America is through our community clubs. For more than 100 years these clubs have been led by a dedicated army of volunteer adults contributing ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #4HVolunteers, #FL4H, #OC4H, #ocextensionnews, #OC_4H, 4-H, Life Skills, Ocextension, Youth

Impact of Tropical Storm Elsa on Cedar Key Living Shorelines


August 5, 2021

Written by Mark Clark, Associate Professor, Wetland Ecology with UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Dept. Tropical Storm Elsa passed 35 miles west of Cedar Key on July 7 with a peak wind gust of 49.6 kn. A maximum storm surge of 2.56’ ft occurred ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Restoration, Sea Level Rise, Shoreline Restoration

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County


July 13, 2021

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, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Broward, Community Garden, Community Health, Extension, Hydroponics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Farming, Urban Food Systems, Urban Gardening

UF students’ peach harvest donated to local food pantries


July 13, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers
Tags: Black Graduate Student Organization, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Horticultural Sciences, MANRRS, Minorities In Agriculture Natural Resources And Related Sciences, Peaches, Student Organization

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

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