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Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which sometimes is very… Read More

Inspiring a Florida Conservation Ethic

Leaving a Legacy: Marty Main’s Gift to FMNP   As a child, Dr. Marty Main wanted to keep an Eastern Tiger Salamander he found on his grandfather’s Wisconsin dairy farm. His grandfather made Marty return the salamander and… Read More

Local nonprofits receive $161k in grant funds for facility upgrades

In April, 10 Sarasota County nonprofits were awarded $161,379 in grant funding through the Partners for Green Places program. The funds will be used for energy and water efficiency upgrades at their facilities. Partners for Green Places Partners… Read More

Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits are available through curbside pickup at Sarasota County Libraries

Are you interested in reducing your energy and water bills at home? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits today to learn how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save money. DIY Energy and Water Audit Kits Sarasota… Read More

Broward County Master Gardener Volunteers Evaluate UF/IFAS Lettuce Lines Grown Hydroponically

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Food security is a critical concern as the global population expands, and natural resources dwindle. Smart solutions for more efficient farming, hardier crops, alternative sources of nutrition,… Read More

Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm

Wildlife in the Environment “DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs,… Read More