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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

Durante estas festividades, aproveche al máximo los residuos de alimentos. Los expertos de UF/IFAS ofrecen consejos sobre por qué y cómo hacer compost

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November 20, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Abono, Alimentos, Basura, Compost, Compostador Casero, Compostaje, Desechos De Alimentos, Desechos Solidos, Español, Festividades, Flujo De Desechos, Lombrices De Tierra, Lorna Bravo, Materia Organica, Mica McMillan, Randall Penn, Reducir, Residuos, Reusar, Sobras De Alimentos, Spanish, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Agents, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, UF/IFAS FLREC, Vermicompost, Vertederos

MGV Backyard 101 Composting Workshop

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October 24, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Compost, Educational Workshop, Horticulture, Jackson County Extension, Jackson County Florida, Master Gardener Program
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Growing Green Minds: Professor Inspires Students to Cultivate Sustainability

October 18, 2023

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Composting, Soil And Water Sciences, Sustainability, UF Student Compost Cooperative

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

Reimagining new home construction landscapes, backed by science

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May 2, 2023

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

Category: Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Center For Land Use Efficiency, Compost, Native Plants, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Health, Turf Alternatives, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County, Urban Ecology, Urban Landscape Ecology, Water Conservation, Water Quality, Water Resources

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