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From the ‘Garden Bench’: Gardening Tips for Part-time Residents

Gardening Tips for Returning Part-Time Residents by Amy L. Stripe, Master Gardener Volunteer 2008 This is a busy time for Manatee County’s Master Gardeners! Our winter residents are arriving in droves and discovering “surprises” in their gardens; happily,… Read More

From the ‘Garden Bench’: Pomegranate

Growing a Pomegranate Tree By: Joy Derksen, Master Gardener Volunteer 2004 Come the holidays and I think of the pomegranate tree. Dressed up for the holidays with a quantity of ornament-like fruits hanging on the edges of the… Read More

Pollinators are Focus of Farm City Week Speech Contest

Manatee County students in grades six through 12 were eligible to compete in the annual Farm City Week Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District speech contest on November 12th.  http://manateeriverswcd.com/  Designed to develop leadership through participation in public… Read More

Happier couples create happier communities!

Unhealthy relationships have been shown to cause lower test scores in children, increase stress levels, cause family violence and economically depressed communities. Relationships classes to couples would improve these deficits at home. The University of Florida IFAS Extension… Read More