[Tweet "Want a more sustainable way to water your landscape? Try making a rain barrel! #FloridaFriendlyLandscaping http://bit.ly/1ViqGdF"]A rain barrel is a container that collects the rain water that would normally flow off your roof and into ... READ MORE
[Tweet "As the weather warms, cool down with some in-season watermelon. http://bit.ly/1RAhrCR"]It’s not summertime yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start enjoying Florida-grown watermelon now. Watermelon is in season in Florida between ... READ MORE
Microgreens are young, tender plants that can make a healthy, fun addition to a salad or sandwich—and you can grow them yourself!
Find out how you in this UF/IFAS solutions for your life video:
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The "Do It Yourself" Approach
Have you ever wondered whether what you use to clean your floor or your kitchen sink is environmentally friendly?
If you’re concerned about the impact of your spring cleaning on the planet, you may want to ... READ MORE
Phosphate is a key component of fertilizer, making it an important part of agriculture and food production. In 2010, Florida produced 65% of all the phosphate produced in the United States.1
Phosphate minerals are mined from the soil, and ... READ MORE
It’s raining, as it often does in Florida, and all of a sudden you realize that your sprinklers are on. You think, what a waste!, perhaps vowing to keep better tabs on the weather forecast. However, efficient home irrigation may be even more ... READ MORE
Cucumbers are in season in Florida between March and May and between October and December.1 Cucumbers are often pickled or eaten raw for a refreshing crunch. Look for them now at your local grocery store or farmers market.
Cucumber Fun Facts
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While windbreaks can often enhance the aesthetic appeal of an area, their main purpose is to reduce the impact of wind on crops and soil and make an agricultural operation more sustainable.
How Windbreaks Work
Windbreaks act as a buffer between ... READ MORE
Honey bees and farmers have a very special relationship: bees collect nectar and pollen from flowering crops, and in return, the pollinated crops bear fruit. Because of their roles as pollinators, honey bees are critical to the success of many ... READ MORE
Potatoes are in season in Florida from February to June.1 This “humble” vegetable is known for its culinary versatility, but did you know that it’s also full of nutrients? Shop sustainably by looking for Florida-grown potatoes at grocery ... READ MORE