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Tag: UF/IFAS Extension Sumter County

Spread the word: Peanut Butter Challenge kicks off Oct. 1

The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension’s annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year. Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to local county… Read More

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

Victory gardens: How UF helped communities grow during the pandemic and beyond

COVID-19 brought national food supply-chain disruptions, increased pressure on food banks and struggle for families across the country. The statewide UF/IFAS Extension victory garden program began as an effort to empower those in need to grow their own… Read More

Essential preparations in closing your seasonal home

By LORI JOHNSON TAVARES, Fla. —The University of Florida/IFAS Extension Lake and Sumter counties will provide a free educational program to help teach you to close your seasonal home for optimal health and safety of your property. The… Read More

The Holidays of your Lawn and Landscape

Holidays can bring back memories from years past.  Valentine’s Day always made me think of little hand-decorated paper bags in school to collect classmates’ Valentines and a favorite candy, Conversation Hearts.  St. Patrick’s Day involved wearing green (or… Read More

Brown Patch: A Cool Weather Lawn Fungus

There are many reasons why warm season lawns in Central Florida may have dead or dying areas.  These problem areas can result from not only insect or disease pressure, but also from cultural problems including irrigation, fertilization or… Read More

Reducing your Seed and Suet Addiction-Plants to Support Wildlife

When the cooler weather of fall arrives, many of us think of attracting a delightful gathering of birds to our gardens with a selection of feeders filled with a variety of seed, suet and even meal worms.  It… Read More

Free Webinar: W.I.S.E Florida Master Naturalist Program- Past, Present and Future

What: Free Webinar- Wildlife & Invasive Species Education: Florida Master Naturalist Program- Past, Present, and Future When: May 22 at 1:00 pm Presented by: Dr. Marty Main and coordinated by Jim Davis Webinar Link: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/92369361489 Dr. Marty Main… Read More

Always wanted to be a UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteer?

  You can apply for the Fall 2020 Master Gardener Volunteer Class now! Do you enjoy gardening and want to know more about gardening in central Florida?  Is conserving and protecting water quality important to you?  Does acquiring… Read More