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There’s a Party Going On in That Soil!

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November 22, 2023

Soil is not dirt. There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil.  Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, , Work & Life
Tags: Agroecology, Climate Change, Food, Germ Theory, Microbiome, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Regenerative Farming, Soil, Soil Food Web, Terrain Theory, Thanksgiving

One step to curbing climate change this holiday season is to make the most of your food waste, UF/IFAS experts toss in tips on why and how to compost

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November 20, 2023

Food waste is one of the drivers of climate change. People have begun their holiday grocery shopping, and as food enters the picture, why not keep food waste to a minimum. Make this holiday season the start of your composting practices and ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landfills, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, News, Randall Penn, Recycling, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, University Of Florida, Vermicomposting

The Impact of Food Waste and Strategies to Reduce It

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October 26, 2023

Food waste is a significant global issue with far-reaching economic, environmental, and social consequences. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Climate Change, Family Hot Topic, Florida Keys, Food Waste, Green Living, Impact Of Food Waste, Reduce Food Waste, Saving Money, Sustainability, Vegetable Gardening

South Florida leaders will honor Miami-Dade County Farmers Month at UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, Nov. 4

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October 4, 2023

On November 4, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins will kick off Miami-Dade Farmers Month at the 9th annual One Night in the Tropics.  As title sponsor, she will join other South Florida leaders and the University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Events, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biotechnology, Climate Change, Crop Breeding, Danielle Cohen-Higgins, District 8 Miami-Dade County Commissioner Danielle Cohen-Higgins, Ecosystems Sustainability, Extension Programs, Invasive Plant Pests And Disease Management, Miami-Dade County Farmers Month, Miami_Dade County District 8 Commissioner, News, One Night In The Tropics, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Sea Level Rise, Seal Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, TREC, Tropical Fruit, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC
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October 2023 Class List

September 29, 2023

Join us at the UF/IFAS Brevard Extension office for some fun learning experiences! Below is our current class list for the month. Climate Smart Floridians Virtual Course October 5  |  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm This six-week interactive program ... READ MORE

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Tags: Air Fryer, Canning, Climate Change, Climate Smart Floridians, Cooking, Dehydrating, Florida Friendly, Florida Friendly Fishing, Freezing, Hunter Safety, Mental Health First Aid, Pesticide License, Poultry, Preserving Food, Pressure Canning, Pressure Cooker, Seafood, Soil Health, Soil Improvement, Urban Farming, Water Bath Canning, Weed Management

September 14: Learn science-based composting basics from UF/IFAS experts, industry leaders at workshop

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August 15, 2023

There are plenty of environmental and economic benefits of composting. It is gaining ground among consumers and industries because it helps keep food and yard debris from landfills thereby cutting methane gas emissions. Compost may also ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Container Plants, Crop, Food Waste, Kenaf, Media, Mica McMillan, Organic Waste, Peat, Plant, Plant Nutrition, Recycle, Soil, Soil Erosion, Substrate, Sustainable, Turf, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Water Conservation
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Scientists to deploy hemp crops in ways to combat climate change and support underserved farmers

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May 10, 2023

Initiated this year, UF/IFAS hemp research and Extension teams will prioritize hemp crops with climate-smart management with help from a five-year USDA Climate-Smart Commodities grant. The $4.9 million grant led by Florida A&M University ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbon, Carbon Sequestration, Climate, Climate Change, Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, Partnerships For Climate-Smart Commodities, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Research Project, USDA

Resilient Cedar Key team launches flooding vulnerability mapper

April 24, 2023

Link: WUFT radio story about mapping tool New Tool Launches to Help Cedar Key Prepare for Flooding What will future flooding be like in Cedar Key? This can be tough to visualize but technology can help. The Resilient Cedar Key team just launched ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Water
Tags: Cedar Key, Climate Change, Coastal Systems, Flood Mapping Tool, Flooding, Flooding Vulnerability Assessment, Florida Sea Grant, InsideNatureCoast, Resilience, Rosewood, Sea Level Rise

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