Oberon: I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night
[A Midsummer Night’s ... READ MORE
Manatee County Farm City Week Committee is accepting applications until August 31, 2023 for the Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards.
Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition ... READ MORE
Hurricane season in Florida can look very different from year to year; if we're lucky, we may have little to no tropical activity, but it is best to prepare for the worst. The season ranges from June 1st to November 30th, with most tropical ... READ MORE
March 21st is National Agriculture Day!
Founded in 1973, National Agriculture Day is dedicated to increasing awareness of agriculture’s role in modern society. This year's theme is "Growing a Climate for Tomorrow", putting an emphasis on ... READ MORE
Bottlebrush: Florida Friendly or Foe?
Bottlebrush is a common plant in the landscapes of Florida; you may know it for its showy red blooms that, resembling bottlebrushes, coined the tree’s name. Although it thrives in both south and central ... READ MORE
Your new go-to site for stormwater pond resources has been created by staff at the UF/IFAS Extension service for residents, professionals and anyone else that is looking to learn more! This website serves as a research tool and resource center ... READ MORE
It is no secret that it can be difficult hiring a landscape and/or pond professional that meets all of your community's needs. Luckily, there is a website full of presentations and resources for hiring a landscape and pond professional. This ... READ MORE
Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28, and the vast storm surge from this event pushed extensive amounts of water into coastal areas. The mangroves that line our Florida coasts were in some cases completely submerged and the vast amounts of ... READ MORE
Co-authored by Alyssa Vinson and David Outerbridge
Wakeful in early morning, cool air, clear sky, what would the morning sun bring to light and sight? Intensification, quick turns, bundling up loved ones and properties. The day after Hurricane ... READ MORE
Post Storm Landscape Tips
Hurricane Idalia just brushed us, thankfully leaving Manatee County with limited damage. In many ways, our parched landscapes are thankful for the rain, but stressed by the sudden changes. See the tips below to help ... READ MORE