Part 2 in the Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants Series, Part 1 can be found here.
The landscapes that surround our dwellings, for some, may be our first and last connection to nature. They offer respite, little bastions of nature that connect ... READ MORE
Your body needs more than just healthy foods for proper nourishment. Exercising daily, getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated are all essential behaviors for maintaining a healthy body. National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign ... READ MORE
Gardens have a delicate and meaningful existence, they are beautiful, they can sustain us, and they offer us the opportunity to re-engage with the natural cycles of the earth. We can experience the joy of sunshine, the despair of storm-tossed ... READ MORE
Mush Ado About Nothing?
The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments. Seemingly appearing between the afternoon ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
“Sustainable ... READ MORE
The financial situation for thousands of families has been drastically altered during the pandemic. In Manatee County, the number of individuals and families experiencing food insecurity has increased. Approximately 44,300 Manatee County residents ... READ MORE
Since 2014, nearly half a million people have committed to "Dining In" on December 3rd for FCS day! Family and Consumer sciences works hard to educate families about essential life skills and provide helpful resources. Show your support for ... READ MORE
Seafood is one of the most nutritious and delicious sources of energy on the planet. For thousands of years, coastal populations have reaped the benefits of consuming aquatic organisms. Today, improvements in technology, preservation and access ... READ MORE
Florida is home to the native Muscadine grape (Vitus rotundifolia) which naturally grows in disturbed sites as well as local ecosystems including the marginal areas of wetlands. This native grape provides shelter and food to birds, insects and ... READ MORE
As a parent, keeping kids safe is our top priority when our children return to school. This year will be very different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The thought of how the schools, administrators and teachers will be handling this in ... READ MORE