If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... 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
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
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
From seed to salad and beyond, radishes have been big this year at UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County.
It started with our 4-H youth development program. Each year, our 4-H program partners with the school gardens program, the Sarasota County ... READ MORE
Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent/CED Lorna Bravo
What is the UF/IFAS Extension Summer Internship Program?
The summer internship program is a collaboration between the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, FL - In the 1967 classic film ‘The Graduate”, Mr. McGuire tells young Benjamin “There’s a great future in plastics”. He was right. Plastics replaced glass, metal and wood in many products. While most plastics are petroleum ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, FL - In step with Earth Day on April 22, IFAS Communications Video released a series of videos on compositing featuring Dr. Dina Liebowitz with the UF/IFAS Field & Fork Gardens. The first video in the series is on Backyard Composting:
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Composting is a great way to practice recycling in your yard. You can reduce the volume of waste that goes to the landfill as well as create a beneficial soil amendment for your landscape. Most people have all the elements they need to create ... READ MORE