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Fall: A time to grow and eat your own strawberries at home

While Florida is known as the winter strawberry capital of the world, you can plant strawberries at home now. Yes, fall is officially here – even if the temperatures don’t always match the calendar date. That means the… Read More

Using Tropical Fruit under the Florida Cottage Food Law

Are you wondering if you can use home-grown tropical fruit from your farm or yard to make allowable or baked Cottage Food items? The short answer is yes. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) notes… Read More

A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle consumes several thousand… Read More

Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings

One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design a… Read More

UF/IFAS Collier Extension Releases “Get Growing!” Gardening Website

UF/IFAS Collier Extension Office is always looking for new and innovative ways to continue living their mission. This entails providing knowledge in agricultural, human, and natural resources to surrounding communities. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are looking… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener May 2020

In May’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener we share resources for the countless Floridians who began victory gardens during quarantine. This issue includes information about building raised beds at home, planting and harvesting greens, online continuing education opportunities,… Read More

The Arrival of Summertime Nostalgia

Summertime Nostalgia This time of year is exciting- The insatiable aromas of cookouts and BBQs fill the air. Summertime and the flavors of summer are very nostalgic.  If you live on the west side of Gainesville and Alachua… Read More

Announcing the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Book Club

The Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program is proud to announce its inaugural FMGV Book Club. Beginning this month, we invite you to join us for a community reading of “The Foodscape Revolution” by Brie Arthur.

Summer Reading List

Looking for something fun to do this summer? There’s nothing like relaxing with a good book! This UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences selection of staff-recommended titles covers a wide variety of unique topics. So, whether you’re… Read More