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A key to saving our planet is right under our feet


April 25, 2022

Every day over 900 people move to Florida. Last December, my wife, my son, and I became three of those people. Like most new residents, we were drawn to Florida’s natural beauty, and we’ve also spent a lot of time driving through neighborhoods, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf
Tags: Andra Johnson, Center For Land Use Efficiency, Earth Day, Urban Landscape Summit

How to Grow a Forest – My 25 Year Experiment

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April 21, 2022

Why make a forest? I was born in Buffalo, NY and then moved to Durham, North Carolina after college.  Both of these areas were less populated and had lots of forested areas near the urban centers.  South Florida, I soon discovered, had hardly ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Blogger Award Winner, Bird Habitat, Climate Change Solutions, Earth Day, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Low Maintenance, Making A Forest, Most Impactful, Newsletter, Newsletter2, Plant More Trees, Planting A Forest, Recipe For A Forest, Urban Forest
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Six Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


April 19, 2021

The annual celebration of Earth Day promotes the message that everyone can contribute in a positive way to help preserve and restore our earth’s precious resources. Here are five (no, six!) actions you can take that will positively affect ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Conservation, Earth Day, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Native Plants, Natural Resources, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Wildlife

Gardening for Earth Day: The Five R’s in the Garden


April 27, 2020

The Five R's of Landscape Maintenance How do you express yourself within your garden or landscape? Typically our landscapes are adorned with beautiful plants that sprinkle the landscape with color. The liveliness and beauty of landscapes are ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Alachua, Conservation, Design, Earth Day, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Freshwater, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscape Design

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Consumption


April 24, 2020

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Action, Climate Change, Earth Day, Earth Day 2020, Environment, Sustainability

Celebrating 50 years of Earth Day – Reducing Vehicle Emissions


April 23, 2020

Co-authors: Holly Abeels, Alicia Betancourt, and Dr. Ashley Smyth April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “climate action”. Climate change is the biggest challenge the world faces ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Action, Climate Change, Earth Day, Earth Day 2020, Environment, Sustainability

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