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Category: Work & Life

How to Root Prune and Transplant Field Grown Trees and Shrubs

Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success.  Here’s how to do it. Selection and Timing Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation.  Root… Read More

Hurricane Heroes: Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker, director of UF/IFAS Extension Polk County and associate director of the UF/IFAS Extension Southwest District: Even though it’s inland, Polk County has seen its share of damage from hurricanes and tropical storms over the years. Nicole… Read More

Suicide Awareness & Prevention

September is Suicide prevention month bringing awareness to the issue might save a life. We have all met with challenges over our lifetime. Previously, I was in the public school system and sadly there are many children that… Read More

It’s Time to Start Smelling Something “Fishy” on Your Plate

Co-authored by Holly Abeels, Beth Shephard, and Andrea Lazzari Who here likes eating seafood? Well, you’re not alone. Americans’ weekly consumption of seafood has stayed around 5 ounces per week for the past 30 years. However, this is… Read More

Celebrate National Guacamole Day with 4-H!

September 16 is National Guacamole Day but avocados can be used as part of a healthy diet for your family throughout the year in a number of ways.   There are actually entire restaurants based on building a menu… Read More