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Festive Feasting with a Healthy Twist

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November 29, 2023

The end of the year is almost here and we all know that means holidays and celebrations are in full swing. The best part of any celebration (besides friends and family, of course)? All of the delicious food! While the food we consume around ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Family And Consumer Sciences, Healthy Eating, Healthy Holidays, Ingredient Swaps, Nutrition, Ocextension, Recipes, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

2023 Fall Meeting of the SWFL Small Farmer Network

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November 28, 2023

On November 3, 2023, the Southwest Small Farmer Network held our fall meeting at Circle C Farm in Hendry County, FL. The focus of the meeting was to highlight Circle C’s new on-farm store, learn about pasture management, connect producers, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Business, Farmers, Small Farms, SWFL, SWFL Small Farmer Network, UF IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Bookstore’s Holiday Open House Shopping Extravaganza!

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November 28, 2023

Join us on December 7-8, 2023, from 9:00am – 4:00pm for a festive dive into the holiday spirit at our special Holiday Open House shopping event at UF/IFAS Bookstore. We're turning the dial up on the festive vibes, and you're invited to join ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Florida Master Gardener Volunteers, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Rolando Negron, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Bookstore, UF/IFAS Communications

Peanut Butter Challenge tops last year’s collection

November 28, 2023

Nearly 20,000 jars to fill food pantries across the state ahead of the holidays   For the second straight year, the winner of the statewide Peanut Butter Challenge is… Santa Rosa County, with a whopping 1,970 jars for a total of 2,485 ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Events, Donations, Food Insecurity, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, Santa Rosa County, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Duval County, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wakulla County

One step to curbing climate change this holiday season is to make the most of your food waste, UF/IFAS experts toss in tips on why and how to compost

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November 20, 2023

Food waste is one of the drivers of climate change. People have begun their holiday grocery shopping, and as food enters the picture, why not keep food waste to a minimum. Make this holiday season the start of your composting practices and ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landfills, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, News, Randall Penn, Recycling, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, University Of Florida, Vermicomposting

Durante estas festividades, aproveche al máximo los residuos de alimentos. Los expertos de UF/IFAS ofrecen consejos sobre por qué y cómo hacer compost

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November 20, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Ya empiezan las compras para las festividades y a medida que la comida entra en escena ¿por qué no mantener el ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS
Tags: Abono, Alimentos, Basura, Compost, Compostador Casero, Compostaje, Desechos De Alimentos, Desechos Solidos, Español, Festividades, Flujo De Desechos, Lombrices De Tierra, Lorna Bravo, Materia Organica, Mica McMillan, Randall Penn, Reducir, Residuos, Reusar, Sobras De Alimentos, Spanish, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Agents, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, UF/IFAS FLREC, Vermicompost, Vertederos

Cultivating Sustainable Bliss: Announcing the 2024 Orange County Garden Festival & Plant Sale!

October 20, 2023

Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the much-awaited 2024 Orange County Garden Festival & Plant Sale! This year, we're thrilled to present the theme "Sustainable Garden Paradise," where we'll delve into the world of eco-friendly ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fundraiser, Garden, Garden Festival, Gardening, Horticulture, Landscape, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, Ocextension, Orange County, Orange County Events, Plant Sale, Plants, Trees, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

This Halloween, have a heart for bats; a UF/IFAS expert explains

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October 16, 2023

People of all cultures have a love-hate relationship with bats. Feared for their portrayals after decades of horror movies and centuries of folklore, bats are also the ultimate must-have for Halloween decor. Florida has 13 species of ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #echolocation, Bat Appreciation Week, Bats, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Extension, Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Halloween, IFAS NEWS, Insectivorous, Insects, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Ken Gioeli, News, UF IFAS Extension, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

A Spooky Garden

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October 11, 2023

Happy Fall! Happy Fall, everyone! Fall is my favorite time of year. As the summer temperatures begin to wane, I feel invigorated. As the end of the month nears, trees’ leaves change to their usual colors of reds, yellows, oranges, and purples. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Demonstration Garden, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Gardening, Halloween, IFAS, Nassau County, Plants, UF IFAS Extension

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