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Heat, Hydration, and Dehydration: Know the Signs and Symptoms 


July 15, 2022

This is the 1st blog in this series. It is hot in Florida and around the country. We need to be mindful of keeping our bodies properly hydrated. Bring a source of water with you when working, playing, gardening, biking, running, and/or enjoying ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Broward County, Heat, Heat Hydration And Dehydration, Heat-related Illness, Hydration, UF/IFAS Solutions
Lots of red tomatoes

Time to prep for your fall Florida garden


July 14, 2022

Time to garden! With food prices climbing toward the sky it may be time to consider pulling that brown thumb out of your pocket and adding a little green paint to it.  Growing a garden can be a humbling experience, especially in Florida, but ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Classes, Featured, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tomatoes, Vegetables

UF-led center continues fight against diseases spread by mosquitoes, ticks


July 12, 2022

Established in 2016, the Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease: The Gateway Program (SECVBD) will continue its work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Center For Online Learning And Technology, Center For Public Issues Education, Chagas Disease, Dengue Virus, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Mosquitoes, Ticks, West Nile Virus, Zika
people working in a garden

Building a Food Forest Community Garden: An Internship Experience


July 12, 2022

My background and Purpose My name is Johanna Walker. I am a 4th year student at the University of Florida (UF), pursuing a B.S. in environmental science. Although I grew up in Michigan it was my good fortune to have been able to experience ... READ MORE

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 4-H, Community, Food Forest, Internship, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Wakulla, Volunteering
food can with the "best before" product date shown on the top. [credit: uf/ifas extension sarasota county]

Foodborne Illness: Follow food safety handling practices at the store


July 8, 2022

In the last blog post, we discussed how prevalent are foodborne illnesses, the populations especially vulnerable to this issue. In this post, we will discuss some safe food-handling practices while we are at the grocery store. Sometimes, ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Work & Life
Tags: Bacteria, Food, Food Poisoning, Food Safety, Foodborne Illness, Pathogen, Pgm_FCS, Virus

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