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UF/IFAS Extension offers Spring Vegetable Gardening Class in Hybrid Format

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January 19, 2023

If you interested in growing your own food, then this class is for you! Join UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County on Thursday February 16th from 10am to 11:30am to learn what to plant when to get your spring vegetable garden started. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Class, Florida, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Online Class, Seed, Spring, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Transplants, Tsilvasy, Vegetable, Vegetable Gardening, Webinar

Learn from our Edible Landscaping Series to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs the Florida Friendly Way

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January 16, 2023

Food crops can demand substantial amounts of water, fertilizer, and care. Using Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) practices can reduce the inputs and still allow you to harvest food abundantly. There are many different terms for edible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Edible, Fertilizer, Florida, Food, Fruit And Vegetable, Garden, Herbs, Landscape, Tia Silvasy, Tina McIntyre, UF, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetable

Garden Festival and Plant Sale – Orange County Extension


January 6, 2023

Flower Power: The Power of Native Flowers!   Join us on Saturday March 4th, 2023, from 8:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, 6021 S. Conway, Orlando, 32812. The theme for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Artisan Vendor, Artisan Vendors, Childrens Activities, Community Event, Crafters, Educational Sessions, Food Trucks, Free Event, Garden, Garden Education, Garden Festival, Garden Festival And Plant Sale, Garden How To, Garden Tours, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Native Flowers, Native Plants, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Events, Orange County Gardeners, Orlando Event, Orlando Gardeners, Plants, Plants For Sale, Speakers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Youth

Meet Hillsborough County’s New Residential Horticulture Extension Agent

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December 23, 2022

IntroductionHello everyone! My name is Tia Silvasy, and I am the new Residential Horticulture/Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Extension Agent in Hillsborough County! I started this position in December 2022 and wanted to take a moment ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Banana, Blog, Florida, Garden, Gardening, Hawaii, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Residential Horticulture, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Tsilvasy, University Of Florida

Better with Butterflies: Them and Us

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December 20, 2022

Welcome to our last butterfly blog of the year. This month I want to summarize all the things we have talked about in the last 11 blogs to encourage you to get involved in protecting these delicate creatures. Butterflies are as essential ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinator, Pollinators

2022-2023 UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Citrus Picking

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December 20, 2022

It is winter and the temperatures are dropping, the holiday season is upon us, and citrus across the state is ripening on the trees. In this season of giving, have you ever noticed your backyard orange trees produce just too much fruit for ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Charity, Citrus, Clay County, Donation, Fruit, Garden, Gardening, Gleaning, Grapefruit, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Orange, Picking, Tangerine, Volunteer

Landscape University–VIRTUAL–2023


December 10, 2022

Interested in learning some cool new topics while earning your CEUs for your pesticide applicator license? Have you noticed that people notice their palm trees once they start looking ratty? Well maintained trees can add value to your property, ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: CEU, Class, Continuing Education, Continuing Education Units, Edible Landscapes, Experts, FDACS, Fertilizer, Fertilizing, Fruit Trees, Garden, Hwooten, Lake County, Landscape, Landscape Updates, Lawn, Lawn Trends, New Lawns, Nutrition, Orange County, Palms, Pesticide, Pesticide Applicator, Pesticide Class, Pesticide Math, Seminole County, Sustainable Landscape, Trees

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for your Garden


December 1, 2022

Each year's end brings a new year's beginning. Many people see the new year as a fresh start, and an opportunity to try something new. Here are some New Year’s Resolutions to kickstart your 2023 gardening journey: Selecting the Right ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Central Florida Gardening, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinance, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardenflorida, Gardening, Gardening Solutions, Gardening Tips, Gardening Tips And Tricks, Home Garden, Irrigation, Master Gardener Volunteer, New Year's Resolutions, New Years Resolution, Ocenews, Ocextension, Orange County Extension, Orange County Florida, Plant, Plant Clinic, Residential Irrigation, Start Garden, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

Better with Butterflies: The Monarch

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November 12, 2022

Welcome back to our monthly blog which this month is dedicated to the famous Monarch butterfly. Despite a long PR campaign to save its habitat, it is now on the endangered list. The Monarch is one of only three butterflies in the milkweed ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Tags: Butterflies, Butterfly, Butterfly Garden, Clay County, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Pollinator, Pollinators

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