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HORTICULTURE PUSHES FORWARD: IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING DURING COVID-19

M. Pinkerton, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; L. Felter, UF/IFAS Mid Florida Research and Education Center, Apopka, FL; H. Wooten, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL; B. Moffis, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, Tavares, FL; G. Ricketts, UF/IFAS… Read More

HORTICULTURE IN NINE MINUTES OR LESS

L. Sanderson, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL Situation:  In March 2020, the beginning of COVID-19 required UF/IFAS Extension in Sumter County to adapt in-person Horticulture programs.  Residents were quickly connected to and educated with virtual platforms such… Read More

YOUTH THRIVE THROUGH THE 4-H BERRY PROJECT

J. Perez, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL,  W.Lynch, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL, C. McCazzio, UF/IFAS Extension, Putnam County, East Palatka, FL. Situation: Blueberry production in Florida has increased to encompass around 5,100 acres… Read More

EDUCATING MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEERS USING A SOIL RESEARCH PROJECT

J. Daugherty. UF/IFAS Extension, Lake County, Tavares, FL; B. Lester. UF/IFAS Extension, Hernando County, Brooksville, FL; K. McCormick. UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County, Sanford, FL; J. Roberts UF/IFAS Extension, Orange County, Orlando, FL; E. Pabon. UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County,… Read More

PLANTING SEEDS OF VICTORY: CREATING SHARED MEANING WHILE GARDENING AMIDST A PANDEMIC

E. Cannon, Marion County. C. Mulvaney, Marion County. E. Harlow, Columbia County.  T. Silvasy, Orange County., L. Duncan, Sumter County. H. Janney, Columbia County, H. Corbitt, Columbia County. M. Hunter, Marion County. A. Marek, Marion County. M. Bailey,… Read More

EDIBLES FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE: GROWING BACKYARD PRODUCE WITH FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

A. Marek and M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension Service Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: Over the years, the UF/IFAS Marion County Extension Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Sustainable Agriculture Agents have been contacted by local homeowners and landowners inquiring about low-maintenance,… Read More

BACKYARD BIRDING: VIRTUAL CLASSES INTRODUCE EDUCATIONAL HOBBY TO RESIDENTS

K. Stump, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL 34744 Situation: The COVID-19 pandemic left many residents looking for positive and engaging activities to do at home. Birding involves making and recording observations of bird species. It enhances environmental… Read More

ADAPTING TO A PANDEMIC: HYBRID-STYLE MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER TRAINING

T. Freeman, UF/IFAS Extension St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL Situation: St. Johns County Horticulture Agent annually offers an intensive Master Gardener Volunteer (MGV) training program designed to educate and empower volunteers to assist agent with providing research-based… Read More

MILK RUN 5k: EXPANDING PROGRAM VISIBILITY THROUGH UNCONVENTIONAL EXTENSION PROGRAMS

J. Anderson, V. Zabala, J. Rodriguez, M. Souers, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Orlando, FL Situation: In 2016 Orange County reported 62.2% of the adult population had overweight or obesity and 56.9% were inactive or insufficiently active.  Middle school… Read More

CREATING A VIRTUAL HOME MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP

J. Davis, UF/IFAS Extension, Sumter County, Bushnell, FL., L. Duncan, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County, Bushnell, FL. and F. Oi, Associate Professor and Director of Pest Management University, Gainesville, FL. Situation: Due to COVID-19, in-person workshops quickly came to… Read More