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A healthy lawn using less water? UF/IFAS can show you how

This summer, UF/IFAS Extension agents across central Florida will host free weekly webinars aimed to help residents maintain a healthy lawn and conserve one of Florida’s most valuable resource, water. “The average residential irrigation cycle consumes several thousand… Read More

Celebrating Outdoors – Sun Safety

Time to Celebrate! As we move towards Memorial Day weekend, many of us may have plans to spend it outdoors grilling, enjoying the beach or lake, picnicking with friends, and remembering those special people in our lives who have passed while serving our… 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

OUTDOOR FAMILY RECREATION VIDEOS INCREASE CONCERN FOR FLORIDA PLANTS AND WILDLIFE

J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL and K.C. Helseth-Anderson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL. Situation: After in-person programming was suspended in April due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an assessment was sent… Read More

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a… Read More

THE STORY OF A GOAL IN A 4-H PROJECT REPORT.

J.S. Kelly, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County, St. Augustine, FL. Situation: In the 2017-2018 4-H year, the St. Johns County 4-H program had more than 20 volunteer organizational leaders. In an end-of-the-year survey given to 60 youth from… Read More

Kids explore a sea turtle’s world in new children’s book by UF faculty

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida educator Maia McGuire has at least one tried-and-true way to get kids interested in science: big, recognizableanimals that spark a child’s imagination and curiosity. McGuire, a Florida Sea Grant agent with the… Read More