Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Candy That’s Good For You

Blackberries in Hand

Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious.  However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health.  Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More

Invasives in Bloom

The invasive Chinaberry tree is highly toxic

Spring is in the air. The bees are buzzing, the pollen is falling, and the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful time of year, but there are some blooming plants among us that despite their attractiveness don’t belong. Invasive… Read More

Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy

Panorama view of Italian farm

By Linda Porter and Brenda Noah, Marion County Master Gardeners Visitors to Italy often return praising the food, wine, and hospitality of the people. The Florida Master Gardeners who recently enjoyed the Exploring Food Systems in Southern Italy… Read More

There is No Emotional Attachment to Plastic

There is no emotional attachment to plastic.  None whatsoever.  Did you ever think about that? Said another way, I definitely would never intentionally part with my ten dollar bill to purchase that to-die-for greeting card for the birthday… Read More