Tag: 2018

EXTENDING EXTENSION; THE “URBAN OASIS” PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN UF/IFAS AND FLORIDA HOSPITAL/FISH MEMORIAL

Joe Sewards, UF/IFAS Extension, Volusia County, Urban Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator, DeLand, Fl. Situation: Forming partnerships with non-profit organizations has always been an important component of Extension programming. These days, it is critical to further enhance… Read More

CREATING & FOSTERING CONFIDENCE OF VOLUNTEER MIDDLE MANAGERS

K. G. McCormick, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL Situation: Master Gardener Volunteers require a substantial amount of time to train. Volunteer retention is a large concern once they are trained. Volunteers leaving the program after a single… Read More

COLLABORATING WITH OTHER AGENCIES TO INCREASE CLASS PARTICIPATION AND GREATER IMPACTS

Ricketts G., Pabon E., UF/IFAS Extension in Osceola County Situation: The UF/IFAS Extension/Osceola County horticulture department was facing challenges in getting clientele to attend horticulture training programs. Methods: The agents conducted 2 meetings with Osceola County Natural Resources… Read More

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – CREATING A CULTURE THAT CELEBRATES AND SUPPORTS LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS

Kelly Greer, Amy Vu, LuAnn Duncan & Richard Tyson UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: Orange County is rapidly urbanizing while the once robust agricultural economy is struggling. The current culture among planners is for continued rapid… Read More

FROM BLAH TO BLOOMING: REVAMPING A WATER AND ENERGY EXTENSION PROGRAM WITH FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING™

Y. Zhuang, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL and A. Marek, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL. Situation: Nearly 1,000 people move to Florida every day. A large portion of them are unaware of the different environmental features… Read More

CHANGING THE LOCAL SCENERY BY RESTORING THE COAST

B.J. Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida and W.J. Lester, UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida.  Situation: In 2015, Hernando County updated its Noxious Plant Control ordinance to require removal of lead tree (Leucaena leucocephala) and Brazilian… Read More

Helping Dreams Come True: UF/IFAS Extension First Time Home Buyer Programs

L. Hamilton., UF/IFAS Extension Volusia County, DeLand, Florida, J. G. Ramirez, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Kissimmee, Florida, and S. Preston, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County, Sanford, Florida. Situation: Home ownership is fundamental to the American Dream and successful home… Read More