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
September 16th is National Guacamole Day! Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now?
The Humble Avocado
Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears. Where I grew up, we called them ... READ MORE
One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits. It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to Florida from a slightly cooler region. Having ... READ MORE
What is “STEAM”?
Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence ... READ MORE
A review of Ballard (2017)
Growing up in 4-H, I saw myself as a real scientist. I took water quality samples for LakeWatch, informed fellow 4-H youth about deadly amoeba in Florida lakes, and used bug collections to determine water quality. ... READ MORE