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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

Get Health Benefits this Summer! Focus on Fruits and Vegetables 


July 1, 2022

Want to get healthier this summer? As part of an overall healthy diet, eating fruits and vegetables, that are lower in calories, instead of some other higher-calorie food, may be useful in helping to lower calorie intake and lower body weight. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: 5 Food Groups, Broward County, Container Gardening, Diet, Fiber, Fruit, Fruits And Vegetables, Fruits And Vegetables Contain Water, Gardening A Great Outdoor Activity, Gardening Considerations, Health Benefits, Herbs, How Many Fruits And Vegetables Should I Eat Each Day?, MyPlate, Nutritional Intake, Overall Healthy Diet, Potassium, Reap The Benefits Of Healthy Eating, Stay Hydrated, Summer Health Benefits, Think Wise, Vegetable, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Watch Portion Size
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Successful Gardening in Summer Seminar & April Plant Clinic


April 14, 2022

It will not be long before we again are in the heat of summer here in North Florida. The heat, rain, humidity, insects and fungi all take their toll on our gardens and landscapes. To better prepare for this, you may be interested in attending ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: Herbs, Plant Diagnostics, Seminar, Summer Annuals, Summer Gardening, Summer Perennials, Summer Vegetable Gardening

Spring Raised Bed Gardening and Spice Mixing Saturday February 19, 2022 10am to 12pm


February 11, 2022

Please join us for an informative workshop to learn about growing a bountiful spring vegetable garden and herb garden in raised beds. You will learn about strawberries, squash, tomatoes, peppers, herbs and more. Prep starts early so learn NOW, ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Herbs, Raised Bed Gardening, Vegetables

Herb Stories: Basil in Winter

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February 11, 2022

In my January herb blog, I wrote about my pineapple sage which was putting on quite a show. The recent frost didn’t bother her in the least and she’s still going strong. In the raised bed to the left of her, I planted four types of basil ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Basil, Bees, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Herb Garden, Herbs, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pollinators
Soup Day Feb 4 2022

Homemade Vegetable Pho Soup for 2022 #NationalSoupDay February 4, 2022

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February 4, 2022

Ken's Veggie Pho Soup Homemade vegetable pho soup is a delicious Vietnamese dish made with many herbs that can be grown in your own backyard in Florida.  Locally sourced produce used in my soup included sweet basil (Thai basil is also great ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Herbs, NationalSoupDay, Pho, Vegetables

From the Ground Up workshop set for January 2022

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November 30, 2021

January is not always the nicest of times to be working in a Florida garden. Why not spend the day with Master Gardener Volunteers learning about Northeast Florida gardening and getting ideas to improve your own landscape at the "From the Ground ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease
Tags: Class, Florida Friendly, Garden, Gardening, Herbs, Hydroponics, Landscape, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Orchids, Workshop

Herbs and spices explained: ‘Use-by’ dates, how to extend shelf life, and more to boost your holiday feast


November 22, 2021

Think of the herbs and spices that make your favorite holiday dish – the basil, thyme or rosemary in savory entrees and sides; the cinnamon, nutmeg or clove in baked goods. But how best to use these ingredients to ensure a delicious feast? ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Work & Life
Tags: Herbs, Holidays, Samantha Kennedy, Spices, Wakulla County

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