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Benefits of Eating Local Foods


April 28, 2022

Demand for locally grown food soared during the pandemic, and this trend appears to be holding true for consumers. Concerns about sustainability and a demand for more familiar ingredients have put locally grown products in the spotlight throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Buylocal, Eat Local, Florida Grown, Floridafruits, Floridaproduce, Floridavegetables, Fruit, Local Foods, Local Grown, Vegetables

Water Wednesday Recap: Reclaimed Water


December 1, 2021

Reclaimed water is something that has been engineered and perfected over time. We have so much of it within Florida too. The benefits of using reclaimed water are exceptional. So, what exactly is reclaimed water? Reclaimed water is former domestic ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Mary Lusk, Reclaimed Water, Recycled Water, Water Conservation, Water Reuse, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Preview: Urban Agriculture


November 18, 2021

This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture! What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Ask Extension, Catherine Campbell, Hannah Wooten, Urban Agriculture, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics


December 21, 2020

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Water
Tags: Food Systems, Hydroponics, Morgan Pinkerton, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Systems, Water, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Water Gone Virtual


August 24, 2020

Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida Water, Morgan Pinkerton, MREC, Tina McIntyre, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, UF/IFAS Extension, Virtual Water, Water Conservation, Water Footprint, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

New MREC Faculty: Catherine Campbell


December 13, 2019

In fall 2019, MREC welcomed Catherine Campbell as a new faculty member and statewide specialist based at the research center in Apopka. Campbell is an assistant professor in the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences with a ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apopka, Community Food Systems, Extension, Food, FYCS, MREC, New Faculty, Research, Statewide Specialist

Urban Food Systems & MREC


November 6, 2018

The UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is continuing to evolve to meet the lifestyle horticulture needs and interests of its urban constituency in Central Florida. Urban food systems are becoming a major element of MREC’s urban ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Fruits, Gardens, Human Health, Local, Research, Ufmrec, Urban Food Systems, Vegetables

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