Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE
Healthy trees and lawns required healthy urban soils! What are the main characteristics of a good soil? A good soil contains 45% mineral matter, 25% water, 25% air and 5% organic matter (figure 1). It’s difficult to find those characteristics ... READ MORE
This blog was written by Luis Acosta, a 4-H Teen Ambassador in Miami-Dade County.
Lettuce is everything your body has asked for! It contains nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that are beneficial for several body systems. Eating your leafy ... READ MORE
What is Civic Engagement?
Civic engagement is a cornerstone of a thriving community. It fosters dialogue, promotes better decision-making, and ultimately leads to improved outcomes for all residents. Particularly in Miami Dade County, local ... READ MORE
While we bid farewell to Fire Safety Month this past October, the advent of November and December festivities reminds us to remain vigilant and prepared.
Fires have significantly impacted families in Miami-Dade County. Incidents ... READ MORE
Valued 4-H supporters and the Miami community,
As fall approaches and a new school year begins, kids across the county are stocking up on pencils, folders, backpacks, and maybe a new outfit or two. But it's 4-H'ers who are carrying their unmatched ... READ MORE
Why did the chicken cross I-95? To strut its stuff at the most egg-citing event of the year, of course! The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo, that is.
If you've ever fancied your feathered friend as the fairest of the flock, then you're ... READ MORE
Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and Jianjun Chen
Miami-Dade County is the top producer of ornamental crops in Florida, with a total value of around 700 million in 2017. Most ornamental crops are subtropical and tropical in origin and sensitive ... READ MORE
Anyone that has ever put shovel to earth in South Florida knows that our “soil” is actually rock. The rock is a type of limestone known as Miami Limestone, or oolitic limestone, and is not coral as many people think. Limestone Gables didn’t ... READ MORE
Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and William R. Lusher
Ornamental productions in Miami-Dade County are concentrated in the Homestead area, the southwest corner of the County. During the wintertime, particularly from late December through January, ... READ MORE