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Hurricane Prep for your Pool


October 20, 2020

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm. Following are some tips, do's and don'ts when it comes to pool preparation prior to and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: After Storm Clean-up, Hurricane Pool Prep, Pool Care Before Storm, Pool Clean-up, Pool Treatment, Residential Pool, Storm Prep For Pools

Composting Tips for the Homeowner

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
April 12, 2020

Spring is in the air! Gardening beds are being changed over and people are starting their warm-season landscape maintenance. Its time to consider what to do with all of last season's spent vegetation and plants parts. How about recycling ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composters, Composting, Counter-top Compost Bucket, Debris, Enriching The Soil, Florida Soil, Gardening, How To Compost, Kitchen Scraps, Nutrient-rich, Organic Matter, Recycling, Soil Amendments
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Spotlight on Florida Master Naturalist Craig Weyandt, Superintendent-The Moorings at Hawks Nest Golf Course

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October 7, 2022

The mission of the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is to promote awareness, understanding, and respect of Florida’s natural world among Florida’s citizens and visitors. We’re highlighting graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #pesticide, #wildlife, Fertilizer, Golf, Master Naturalist
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2021 Indian River County Peanut Butter Challenge: What a Success!


September 14, 2022

The 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge was a tight race to the finish line as our 4-H clubs competed to bring in the most pounds. It was most certainly a race, but not a challenge this year, for the University of Florida Institute for Food ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Peanut Association, Florida Peanut Growers, Food Drive, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, The Florida Peanut Producers Association, Treasure Coast Food Bank, UF/IFAS Extension In The Community
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Sweet Celebration: National Honeybee Day

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
September 7, 2022

National Honeybee Day 2022 Written by Hailey Peirce for Nickie Munroe August 20th, 2022, is National Honeybee Day.  Today we are focusing on all things honey.  We all know the delicious sweetness that honey brings to our taste buds.  ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Health Benefits Of Honey, Healthy Honey, Honey, Honey Popcorn Balls Recipe, Honey Recipes, Honey-mustard Salad Dressing Recipe
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Florida-Friendly Landscape Management for Honeybee Conservation

Horticulture Agent Nickie Munroe on telephone
September 7, 2022

We are increasingly aware of the plight of honeybees in our environment. Individual homeowners can aid honeybees and other pollinators by adjusting a few landscaping practices. Plant selection, insect pest management, and general mindfulness ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Attracting Pollinators, Bees, Honeybee Conservation, Honeybees, National Honeybee Day, Pollinators, Protecting Honeybees

Purslane in the Summer Garden


July 25, 2022

Summer vegetable garden weeds can be a problem for gardeners.  It's too hot to check weed growth every afternoon.  And we really only have a few vegetable plants which will survive the heat of a Florida summer.  Deciding to let the garden ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Eat The Weeds, Edible, Florida Foraging, Foraging, Free Vegetables, Pickling, Purslane, Weed Identification, Weeds, Wild Edibles

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