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Category: Home Management

Why Florida Needs More GI-BMP and FFL

When I first started at UF/IFAS, these acronyms meant nothing to me. It took me some time to really understand what they stood for.  Now, I see how important they are. GI-BMP stands for “Green Industries Best Management… Read More

Budget-friendly gift giving ideas!

  Think outside the box – literally the gift box – when considering budget-friendly gift giving. Stay within your budget by creatively rethinking what makes a good “gift.”  Give gifts that cost less from your wallet but instead… Read More

Hurricane Prep for your Pool

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm.  Following are some tips, do’s and don’ts when it comes to pool… Read More

Early leak detection saves water and money

A startling statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that leaks account for 12% of indoor water use. In the United States, an average household wastes 10,000 gallons of water on leaks annually. You could run your… Read More

Disaster Preparation: Protecting Your Home

As we see hurricane Laura’s effects in the news, it’s crucial to remain alert and prepare as hurricane season remains active and typically peaks in September. In fact, the National Weather Service recently revised its predictions for the… Read More

Workshop to foster a sustainable community by “Transforming to New Ways Forward”

Registration is now open for Sarasota County’s 15th Annual Sustainable Communities Workshop. The online event is scheduled for Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to showcase strategies for healthy, resilient, thriving communities. About the workshop… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts: How to clean up mold after storm, flood

If your home has been flooded or has experienced water damage, such as after a storm or hurricane, chances are mold and mildew are not far behind. UF/IFAS Extension family and consumer agents Samantha Kennedy and Katherine Allen… Read More