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Tag: Master Gardener Volunteer

Build your own pollinator hotel

What is a Pollinator Hotel? A pollinator hotel is a habitat for bees and wasps that is created from a variety of materials. Why Build a Pollinator Hotel? If you would like to support native pollinators that are… Read More

Always wanted to be a UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

  You can apply for the Fall 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Class now! Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida?  Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you?  Does acquiring… Read More

Celebrating Florida Master Gardener Volunteers during National Volunteer Week

It’s #NationalVolunteerWeek and we’re celebrating our Master Gardener Volunteers. These men and women serve their communities wholeheartedly, everyday. Many have even found ways to continue to serve remotely throughout this difficult season. Let’s take a look at their… Read More

Earth Day Round-Up: What to do, attend, and learn!

TO DO: Make Beeswax Food Wrappers at Home Make a Worm Farm at Home Make a Pollinator House at Home Start Composting Install a Rain Barrel TO ATTEND: Let’s Make Some Black Gold! Composting Webinar April 22nd at… Read More

Let the worms do the work! Build your own worm farm for composting

What is a Worm Farm? Worm farming, or vermicomposting, is a way to recycle food waste using worms.  Worms are housed  in an enclosed compost bin, or worm farm, and are fed food scraps.  The worm farm is… Read More

Odd Looking Caterpillar Becomes Beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly

One of the things to do while stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions, is to look for caterpillars and butterflies in your landscape. I’ve noticed giant swallowtail butterflies (Papilio cresphontes) a little early this year. The giant… Read More

The Virus was First Discovered in Plants

Did you know that the first virus discovered was in plants, not in humans? As early as 1857, tobacco farmers in the Netherlands recognized a new disease of tobacco. It wasn’t called a virus at the time as… Read More