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Florida teen spearheads Antarctic scuba research

June 4, 2024

John Humphreys had never seen snow in person until he ventured to Buffalo, New York in January — to scuba dive. Just a month later, the 15-year-old Tampa resident and 4-H member was navigating underwater around Antarctic icebergs. (more…) READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H, Amy Moran, Antarctic, Antarctica, Argentina, Becky Schott, Citizen Science, Cruise, Dive, Diving, HMS Challenger, Iceberg, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, John Humphreys, Katie Cooper, Liquid Productions, MasterNaut, Megan Winslow, Nicole Humphreys, Ocean Lab, Research, Scuba, SCUBAnauts, Tampa, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, Ushuaia, Wildlife

Water Conservation During Drought

May 27, 2024

When it's hot and dry out it is important to think of water conservation. In Florida, more than 50% of our potable water is used for lawns and landscapes in residential housing. The goal is to keep our plants alive, while conserving water. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Central Florida, Desalinization, Drinking Water, Drought, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hillsborough, Landscape, Lawn, Population, Potable Water, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Water Conservation

Heart of 4-H: Cultivating Gratitude in Youth

May 9, 2024

Gift giving occasions can teach youth the benefits of gratitude. These adults may be someone the youth may want to thank.  Many times, around holidays and special occasions we buy gifts for others to show our gratitude.  You may ask yourself, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: 4-H, Anorris, Central Florida, Children, Citizenship, Communications, Family, Hillsborough County, Life Skills, Tampa, UF IFAS Extension, Youth
Dog kiss

Gator alumni-led company recognized for decade of compassionate growth

April 22, 2024

Every year for the past 10 years, the University of Florida’s Gator100 program has honored the fastest-growing businesses in the world owned or led by UF alumni. In the decade since the program’s inception, only one business has managed ... READ MORE

Category: Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, College Of Veterinary Medicine, Dani McVety, Euthanasia, Gator100, Hospice, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Lap Of Love, Lap Of Love Veterinary Hospice, Mary Gardner, Megan Winslow, Tampa, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

It’s Lubber Grasshopper Season!

April 1, 2024

Eastern lubber grasshoppers are very interesting because in the early part of their lifecycle when they are nymphs, their colors are black with a red or yellow stripe, whereas adults are yellow with patterns of red and black. They can do significant ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Grasshopper, Hillsborough, Insect, Landscape, Pest, Tampa

Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida

February 16, 2024

For a deep dive into Vegetable Gardening in Central Florida, watch our YouTube of the webinar recording. If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

Free Gardening talks at Tampa GreenFest

January 30, 2024

Come visit our UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County table at Tampa GreenFest and learn from Master Gardeners in our free gardening talks. GreenFest will be held on March 9 & 10, 2024 from 9am – 4pm, rain or shine! GreenFest will be ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Classes, Events, Free, Garden Festival, Gardening, Greenfest, Hillsborough, Plant Sale, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy

Senna ligustrina: a Native and Host plant for Sulphur Butterflies

January 14, 2024

Senna ligustrina, or privet senna, is an easy to grow Florida native plant. It is a nectar plant for pollinators and a larval host plant for species of sulphur butterflies. This is a perennial that lives for several years and produces beautiful ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterfly, Florida Native, Hillsborough County, Privet Senna, Senna Ligustrina, Sulphur Butterfly, Tampa, Tsilvasy

Hillsborough County Extension Partners with Tampa Family Health Centers to Provide Planter Pots

November 29, 2023

The Planter Pot Giveaway at the Tampa Family Health Center (TFHC) was a huge success! We provided a total of 90 low-income households with pots, soil and seeds to improve their food security and health. The planter pot kits were provided through ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Friendly, Gardening, Hillsborough County, Horticulture, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plants, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable Gardening

Tips for Edible Landscaping

June 20, 2023

View the recording of our Edible Landscaping webinar on YouTube here. The concept of edible landscaping primarily applies to growing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees in a way where it fits in with your home landscape. With proper plant ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Edible Landscaping, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruit, Herb, Hillsborough County, Master Gardener, Tampa, Tsilvasy, Vegetable

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