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How safe is rain barrel water quality for growing gardens, landscapes in South Florida?

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October 18, 2023

Much more than a garden trend, rain barrels are an eco-friendly long-term solution to sustainable watering. They save money, promote water conservation and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, potentially reducing flooding. While rainwater ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ask IFAS, Eco-friendly, Flood Prevention, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Garden, Gardening, Horticultre, Kimberly Moore, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Money Saving, Plants, Potted Plants, Rain, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, South Florida, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Watering, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Vegetable Garden, Water Conservation, Watering Plants

Removing invasive caimans from Florida Everglades, UF/IFAS study reveals successful strategies

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August 7, 2023

Highlights The introduction of spectacled caimans into Florida, reported as early as the 1950s, has impacted the biodiversity of native wildlife in some of the most sensitive areas of the Florida Everglades. A University of Florida study, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: #FWS, Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands, C-111 Project, Caiman, Caiman Removal Project, CERP, Common Caiman, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Croc Docs, Florida Everglades, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Frank Mazzotti, FWC, Invasive Species, News, Sidney Godfrey, South Florida, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Spectacled Caiman, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wildlife
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Growing herbs for the first time? UF/IFAS expert offers beginners tips to getting started

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April 10, 2023

This spring enjoy National Garden Month with homegrown herbs. Each April, this month-long observance brings together gardeners, gardening groups and those new to gardening to share tips and offer support for a bountiful season. If you ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Ask IFAS, Central Florida, Certified Seeds, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden Beginners, German Sandoya Miranda, Herbs, Home Garden, Home Gardening, North Florida, Novice Gardeners, Seed Varieties, South Florida, Spring, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Agents, UF/IFAS Gardening Solutions, UF/IFAS Solutions For Your Life, UF/IFAS Varieties

A Natural Disaster Can Significantly Impact a Family’s Financial Life

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January 26, 2023

A natural disaster can significantly impact a family's financial life. For example, in the aftermath of a hurricane, flood, or other incident, families often face skyrocketing costs for repairs and replacements that can significantly disrupt ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Homestead, Miami-Dade, South Florida, UF IFAS Extension

2022 A Very Strange Rainy Season

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September 28, 2022

Or why average rainfall records do not fully relay the ups and downs of rainy season (nor dry season). As I sit writing this blog we are soaked in rain from a brush with Ian. This rainfall event and the past 10 days of rainy weather have ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Climate Change, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Homestead, South Florida, UF IFAS Extension

The Faces Of Urban Agriculture: Meet the 4-H Interns

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August 8, 2022

There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Florida, Hydroponics, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida, Summer Internship, Urban Agriculture, Youth Development

If you are still using “123456” as your password…

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June 24, 2022

Now might be the time to change it! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida is in the top 5 states where ID theft complaints were made. Identity theft is a severe problem, especially for young people just starting to establish ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #youthdevelopment, Crdifasmiami, Lifeskills, Miami, Miami-Dade, South Florida
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UF/IFAS scientist battles ‘hidden enemies’ in South Florida’s soil

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March 6, 2022

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – When it comes to soil, Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani can give South Florida growers the scoop nematodes and more. As the newest member of UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, the assistant professor ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Department Of Entomology And Nematology, Fruit Crops, Nematodes, Ornamental Plant Industry, Research, Root-knot Nematodes, Soil, Soil Microbes, Soil Science, South Florida, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

Thoughts on Change: A Look at Old Miami from the Eyes of One of Its Newest Residents

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February 16, 2022

Change—whether evolutionary or man-made—is a vital process that is woven into the fabric of nature, one that has shaped the world to how we see it today. On a small scale, change has the potential to better one’s life, like a New Year's ... READ MORE

Tags: Biodiversity, Change, Climate, Conservation, Coral Gables, Evolution, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Historical Florida, History, Miami, Pine Rocklands, Pollinators, South Florida, UF, Uf/ifas Miami-dade County, University Of Miami

Join Broward County Master Gardener Volunteer Class 2022

December 19, 2021

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Are you interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer in Broward County? Who are the Master Gardener Volunteers? Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) are horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Community Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Ambassadors, Broward, Broward County, Extension, Florida Friendly Landscape, Master Gardener Program, South Florida, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Master Gardeners, UF/IFAS Solutions, Urban Area, Urban Environments, Urban Food Systems, Volunteers

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