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Fall in Florida is primetime for growing lettuce at home hydroponically, UF/IFAS explains

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables grown and consumed across the country that can be grown hydroponically on patios, backyard gardens and more. Florida ranks third in the nation for producing lettuce, with iceberg and romaine… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: Produce department – fruits

In our last “Grocery Shopping for Your Health” post, we talked about building a healthier way of eating. Now that we have an idea about our eating patterns, let’s get shopping. First, there are plenty of places where… Read More

Hunger in Florida: A problem with a size and scope hard to digest

More than 3 million Florida residents are food insecure and receive food assistance. During Food Week, Oct. 11 to 16, units across UF/IFAS will join hands to raise awareness about hunger issues and engage students and the public… Read More

We’ve Got a Lot Growin’ On!

What does community mean to you? Fellowship, shared experiences, failures, and hopefully successes? Us too! Here at the Ochs Community Garden it means growing and learning together, sweating and digging together, and celebrating and sharing the fruits of… Read More

Arachnophobia and Florida Residents

The Other Florida Residents Generally, Florida residents are pretty hardy souls. For instance, early settlers required a healthy fear of bears. Florida Black Bears lived throughout the state at that time and were of great concern for anyone… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health– Building a healthier way of eating

As part of our “Grocery Shopping for your Health” series, we will take you on a tour of a typical store. But, before we begin, let’s look at what it means to build a healthy eating pattern. Keep… Read More