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Plant this not that: a new guide to protect Florida

Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially destructive species often try to call Florida home, too. A new guide developed by UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County outlines… Read More

Invasion of the Landscape Snatchers: Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin)

Mimosa Silk Tree (Albizia julibrissin) I’ll be the first to admit – this is a beautiful tree. Unfortunately, it is highly invasive. You can easily see this tree sprinkled throughout the landscape because of its beautiful flowers and… Read More

Ways to BEE in our community

Interested in connecting with your local community and BEEing more environmentally friendly? Keen on supporting pollinators or tapping into some of our many Extension resources on gardening or sustainability? Read on for ways to “BEE” connected on these… Read More

Shiny-leaf Wild Coffee Brings Life to Troublesome Shady Spots

With the botanical name Psychotria nervosa you ask, “why put this plant in my yard?”  The name translates “life” and “sinewy,” describing red berries that birds and small mammals eat and green shiny leaves with pronounced veins. Wild coffee is a partial shade and full shade loving evergreen shrub that brings life to your yard. What’s… Read More

Grocery Shopping for Your Health– Building a healthier way of eating

As part of our “Grocery Shopping for your Health” series, we will take you on a tour of a typical store. But, before we begin, let’s look at what it means to build a healthy eating pattern. Keep… Read More

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our… Read More

Andra Johnson named dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on November… Read More