Extension Hillsborough County

Category: Wildlife

Dwarf Everbearing Mulberry Tree for your Edible Landscape

May 22, 2024

There are just some fruits that aren't locally available at grocery stores because of their short shelf life. The mulberry is one of them. The 'Dwarf Everbearing' mulberry is an excellent choice as a Florida-Friendly fruit tree for your edible ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Edible, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Food, Landscaping, Tsilvasy

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

Success story: Native Plant Garden at Lettuce Lake Park Provides for Wildlife

July 5, 2023

We did it! Thank you to the Florida Master Gardener Program Volunteers, Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society and Hillsborough County Park staff who came out on June 28th to plant 60 native plants of 20 different species. Our ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Butterfly, Central Florida, Conservation, Florida, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Hillsborough County, Landscaping, Master Gardener, Native Plant, Tampa Bay, Tsilvasy, Ufifas Extension, Wildflowers

Gardening with Florida Native Plants

April 13, 2023

Watch our Gardening with Native Plants webinar with Tia Silvasy, UF/IFAS Extension and Anita Camacho, Little Red Wagon Native Nursery What is a native plant?Let's start with a few definitions. A native plant is one that has been documented ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Florida, Florida Friendly, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Garden, Landscape, Landscaping, Milkweed, Monarch, Native, Native Plants, Plants, Tsilvasy

Urban Development and Ecological Degradation – Part I. Introduction

March 26, 2021

Urban Development and Ecological Degradation - Part I. Introduction As human population continues its logarithmic pattern of growth, it increases demand for ecosystem goods and services while consequent urban development is leading to degradation ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, Forest Ecology, Urban Forest, Urbanizing Forest

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