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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

Beat the Heat With a Self-Watering Container Garden


April 22, 2019

Spring is in the air, and that means temperatures are warming up and tank-tops, shorts, and flip-flops will soon be your preferred attire. Once those highs are steadily in the 80s and 90s, any outdoor activity will become coupled with a bottle ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Container Gardening, DIY, Self-watering, Self-watering Container, Vegetable Gardening

Leon County Sustainable Community Summit


March 18, 2019

UF/IFAS Extension Agents and Master Gardeners of Leon County have partnered with the Leon County Office of Resource Stewardship to lead multiple educational activities at this year’s Leon County Sustainable Community Summit. The conference ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Leon County Sustainable Community Summit

February 5: Get the Scoop on Raised Bed Gardening


January 7, 2019

One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need to grow, are too ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Work & Life
Tags: Raised Bed Gardening, Red Hills Small Farm Alliance, Seven Days Of Local Delights

Benefits of Nematodes in Healthy Soil Ecosystems


November 9, 2018

Nematodes. Those microscopic, worm-like creatures that enter or attach themselves to crop roots, pierce root tissue, suck up root juices, and destroy crop yields. But did you know, plant-parasitic nematodes are only a very small fraction ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacterial Feeding Nematodes, Beneficial Nematodes, Fungal Feeding Nematodes, Insect-parasitic Nematode, Meloidogyne Incognita, Nematodes, Nutrient Cycling, Plant Nutrient Uptake, Plant-parasitic Nematodes, Predatory Nematodes, Soil Health, Soil Organic Matter, Steinernema Scapterisci

Fall Gardening on the Horizon


August 17, 2018

August is a double-edged sword. The oppressive heat is at its pinnacle – where even the thought of spending time in the garden makes you break into a sweat – but it is also the time of year that visions of fall start coming into focus, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Backyard Gardening Series, Fall Gardening, Gardening Workshop, Leon County Extension, Vegetable Gardening

Summer Herbs: From the Garden to the Kitchen Class


April 23, 2018

Have you ever wanted to start your own Herb Garden? Fresh herbs are a great way to add healthy nutrients to your recipes. Herbs offer Vitamins, antioxidants, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. They also provide abundant flavor to ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes
Tags: Cooking, Gadsden County Extension, Gardening, Herbs, Leon County Extension, Nutrition

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