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In the Garden We Grow: The Wild, Wicked, Wonderful, and Welcoming

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October 6, 2022

Summer's End John Prine wrote, “Summer’s end is around the bend just flying. The swimming suits are on the line just drying.” His poignant song serves as a valuable summative theme for concluding our summer gardening series, “In the ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Demonstration Garden, Fruits, Gardening, IntheGardenWeGrow, Nassau County, Vegetables

In the Garden, We Grow: Beat the Heat

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July 27, 2022

Florida's Rainy Season Florida’s rainy season arrived. County-wide we have seen lots of moisture in the past couple of weeks. Some areas receive over 2” of rainfall in an hour. Despite the invaluable impacts of moisture within our natural ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fruits, Gardening, Green Manure, IntheGardenWeGrow, Okra, Roselle, Solarization, Vegetables

Savor the Flavor of Florida Summer


June 30, 2021

I cannot be the only one noticing the mangoes dripping off the trees across south Orlando. The bountiful blushy pink fruits remind us that Florida’s summers are not quite the food deserts that we dramatize. In fact, Florida supports a forest ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Edible Landscape, Florida, Food, Food Forest, Food Waste, Fresh From Florida, Fresh Produce, Fruits, Hwooten, Local Food, Ocextension, Summer, Summer Harvest, Urban Farm, Yard, Yard Farm

UF/IFAS hosts global plant breeding virtual meeting January 28-29


January 21, 2021

Media Contact: Brad Buck, 352-875-2641 (mobile), bradbuck@ufl.edu WHO: The UF Plant Science Council and UF/IFAS plant-breeding faculty and students. WHAT: Students and faculty from UF/IFAS and around the world present the Fifth Annual ... READ MORE

Category: Events
Tags: Breeding, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Crops, David Clark, Elaine Turner, Environmental Horticulture, Forage, Fruits, Ornamentals, Plant Science Symposium, Sugar Cane, Turfgrass, Vegetables, Zoom

Envisioning The New Normal From A Plant Quarantine Perspective


April 17, 2020

Currently most of the world is focused on Covid-19, and rightly so. We’ve watched the spread of the virus from one country to another and see the destruction it is leaving behind with the loss of tens of thousands of lives; upheaval of national ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Covid-19, Diseases, Fruits, Insects, Invasive Species, Quarantine, Travel, Vegetables

Container Gardening with Kids

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April 14, 2020

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening. There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits. But one of the best things is your kids will love it! It ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Container Gardening, Fruits, Gardening, Herbs, Kids, Nutrition, Plants, Raised Bed, Vegetables, Youth

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