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Summer Style! ABCs of Edible Gardening For your Newcomer kit.


June 14, 2024

Yes, you CAN grow food in Florida year-round. BUT it is important to take a few things into consideration before taking the sweaty plunge into hot season vegetable gardening. Here we aim to share garden tasks and ideas that are seasonally appropriate ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, EdibleGardeningSeries, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden, Health, Horticulture, Nutrition, Pgm_Gardens, Vegetable Gardening

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Marjoram


June 13, 2024

Are you a fan of fresh aromatic herbs in your dishes? If so, growing marjoram right at home might just become your new favorite hobby. In this guide, we'll explore how to grow marjoram at home. We’ll highlight growing conditions, pest and ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, #SaveWaterFL, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Container Gardening, Eating, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Herb, Herb Gardening Series, Herb Series, Herbs, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Saving Water, Smart Irrigation, Soil, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Water Conservation

Harvesting Health: Medicinal Plants for the Central Florida Garden


June 12, 2024

Central Florida's ample sunlight and moderate rainfall create optimal conditions for cultivating a diverse array of herbs celebrated for their medicinal qualities. Gardeners and herbal enthusiasts in the region can establish vibrant medicinal ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Demonstration Garden, Exploration Gardens, Garden Education, Medicinal Plant, Residential Horticulture, Urban Horticulture
Salvia officinalis with green leaves is a big bush. Back of the leaves of the sage. Salvia officinalis.

Spice Up You Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Sage


June 6, 2024

Do you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs or admiring them in your garden? If so, growing sage at home could become your new favorite hobby. In this guide, we'll explore how to grow Sage in Central Florida, featuring varieties that thrive in the ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Family Nutrition Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Herbs, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Summer, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables

Meet UF/IFAS Extension Orange County’s Newest Agent!


May 30, 2024

Hello, it's nice to meet you! I am Patrick Zayas, the newest Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County. I joined the Family and Consumer Sciences team in February so I feel it's time for an introduction. I am originally from New ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Exercise, Family And Consumer Sciences, Food Systems, Health And Wellness, New Agent, Nutrition, Ocextension, Orange County
Four edible perennials you can plant in your yard

Cultivating a Food Forest in Your Yard


May 29, 2024

To grow your food is to know your food Step outside your door and gather the ingredients for a salad or pick some fruit for breakfast. It wasn't so long ago that people lived that way and grew much of what they ate. With the convenience of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Classes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Forest, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Permaculture, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetables

Un estudio de University of Florida revela que el extracto de cáscara de naranja puede mejorar la salud del corazón


May 28, 2024

Creado por Brad Buck, especialista sénior en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.  Las cáscaras de naranja pueden ser la clave para una mejor salud cardiovascular, según muestra una nueva investigación dirigida por University of Florida. Según ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: @UFIFASCitrusREC, American Heart Association, Bacterias Intestinales, Cascara, Cascaras De Naranja, Centro De Investigacion Y Educacion De Citricos De UF/IFAS, Compuestos Bioactivos, Corazon, Disolventes Polares Y No Polares, Dr. Yu Wang, Enfermedades Cardiacas, Enfermedades Cardiovasculares, Español, Extractos, Feruloilputrescina, Fitoquimico, Investigacion, Naranja, Polaridad, Salud, Salud Del Corazon, Spanish, TMA, TMAO, Trimetilamina, Trimetilamina N-Oxido, UF-IFAS, USDA

UF study shows orange peel extract may improve heart health


May 28, 2024

Orange peels may hold a key to better cardiovascular health, new University of Florida-led research shows. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups, according to the Centers for ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition
Tags: Cardiovascular Health, Citrus Research And Education Center, Extract, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Food Waste, Juice Processing, Orange Juice, Orange Peels, Yu Wang

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