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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.

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

The Neighborhood Gardener April 2020

In April’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener we share Wendy Wilber’s timely message to our volunteers and community. This issue also includes information about foodscaping, online continuing education opportunities, and our Plant of the Month, agapanthus. We’re excited… Read More

My Journey to Becoming a Monarch Butterfly Garden Part 2: The Life Cycle of the Monarch

Written by Lou-Ann Johanboeke Master Gardener Volunteer So, as I said in Part 1 of My Journey to creating a monarch butterfly garden, we released about 25 Monarchs in the course of 4 months that first year.  Those… Read More

Peace In Gardening: Getting Started (Part 2 in the Series)

Introduction In this time of social distancing, we are all spending more time at home. This ‘extra’ time has encouraged many folks to re-evaluate the current state of their home garden. Whether you are an avid gardener that… Read More

Resources from UF/IFAS for teachers, parents, and kids

UF/IFAS Extension has science-based resources on a variety of topics for teachers, parents and kids.  From insects to robotics, plants to manatees, we have curriculum, videos, and coloring sheets you can use! This page will be updated as… Read More

Roselle, The Florida Cranberry

Roselle, a relative of hibiscus, was once used widely as an edible plant in Florida. The flowers are less showy than other hibiscus varieties, but their calyces (sepals at the base of the flower) are amazing! As the… Read More