By Ana Zangroniz and Savanna Barry, Regional Specialized Agent, Coastal Ecosystems
What are mangroves?
Mangroves are salt-tolerant trees and shrubs that reside in low-energy, intertidal areas. They like to grow in warm areas, or where ... READ MORE
Magnesium (Mg) deficiency is very common in palms in Florida. Why is that? It’s because our soils have very low cation exchange capacity (CEC) and are highly leachable. CEC is a measurement of the total negative charges in the soil particles, ... READ MORE
There are a ton of internships available for high school students across Miami-Dade County, but not many compare to a 4-H experience like this! Meet the future of Urban Agriculture. Six students from Miami-Dade County Public Schools are spending ... READ MORE
It’s no secret that Florida is one of the top fishing destinations in the world. Fortunately, our fisheries are very well-managed with regulations set by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (SAFMC) in federal waters, and Florida ... READ MORE
Now might be the time to change it! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida is in the top 5 states where ID theft complaints were made.
Identity theft is a severe problem, especially for young people just starting to establish ... READ MORE
Got the gardening bug?
Craving a walk in the park?
Even in the extreme heat of summer some of us just need to get outdoors every day. Nature and nurture calls to us.
Gardening and visiting the Fruit & Spice Park over the 3-day weekend ... READ MORE
What you do in your landscape matters. From the fertilizers you apply, to the water you use, your landscaping practices can potentially have adverse effects on Florida’s land, water, and wildlife. Here in South Florida, we have an especially ... READ MORE
Another year another hurricane season! The season is June 1 to November 31, six long months.
Are you ready for the season? When a hurricane or tropical storm hits, it could cause a lot of stress to you, your family and community. Are you ... READ MORE
As with many environmentally themed holidays, I consider them as taking place every day, and World Reef Awareness Day is no different.
Coral biology 101
Coral reefs are made up of a multitude of organisms, but the shining star of the group ... READ MORE
Coming together builds social capital,
which can be used to improve community resilience.
Resilience is often thought of as a personal quality, something we each must develop to weather the storms of life. However, it can also be seen as ... READ MORE