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
Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.
Ya empiezan las compras para las festividades y a medida que la comida entra en escena ¿por qué no mantener el ... READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has a way of classifying food waste in the United States into three categories:
Food waste is excessive because nearly 40 percent of all the food produced ... READ MORE
Join us for an exciting and informative Backyard Composting 101 Workshop hosted by the Jackson County Master Gardener Volunteer Program! Discover the secrets of turning your kitchen scraps and yard waste into nutrient-rich compost for your plants.
The ... READ MORE
Through its education outreach efforts, the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) highlighted the important role students play as stewards of sustainability. Gainesville High School environmental science teacher Sadie ... READ MORE
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
Sometimes the backbone-less residents of compost piles are strange and unnerving. However, many invertebrates that work and live in our compost bins are necessary and beneficial to the bottom-line of well-done compost. Besides things ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS researchers have partnered with award-winning land developers in Central Florida to study the benefits of landscapes that move away from traditional turf lawns and instead incorporate drought-tolerant plants native to Florida. Studying ... READ MORE
Written by Samantha Walter-Cano, edited by Andrea Lazzari & Kaitlyn McCarty
Did you know that Americans lose $218 billion on wasted food every year? That's close to $660 per person! Besides being damaging to the environment, wasting ... READ MORE
Food waste is a huge issue, here and around the globe. As a country, we throw away 40 percent of all the food produced, or up to 160 billion pounds each year. The price tag for that waste approaches $218 billion. And, with production losses ... READ MORE