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Tag: Hillsborough County

You can have it ‘made in the shade’ by planting more diverse trees

When we plant the same trees over and over again, we create urban forests that are vulnerable to being wiped out by invading pests and diseases, a University of Florida researcher says. Deb Hilbert wants to avoid tree… Read More

Florida 4-H Alumni Spotlight: Shelby McDonald

Shelby McDonald COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Alliance of Therapy Dogs COUNTY OF 4-H PARTICIPATION:  Hillsborough YEARS SPENT IN 4-H: 4 Shelby’s experience as a member in the Patchwork 4-H Club more than a decade ago fostered a lifelong passion. Today,… Read More

Can’t sew a face mask? A local 4-H member might have you covered

As part of the 4-H pledge, members commit their hands to larger service. In the time of COVID-19, that looks like hands busy sewing face masks and other supplies for communities across Florida. In at least 18 counties,… Read More

Cottage industry expo for local food entrepreneurs

Jars of honey

Have you ever dreamed of selling your own cheese or marketing your grandmother’s jam recipe? Budding entrepreneurs are invited to the first annual Tampa Bay Cottage Industry Expo to hear experts from the University of Florida Institute of… Read More