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What is Hard Water?


June 27, 2022

Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association). The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Hard Water, Hardness, Secondary Standards, Water, Water Agent, Water Hardness, Water RSA, Water Safety, Water Softener, Water Standards, Yilin Zhuang
local produce including potatoes, blueberries, strawberries and onions

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

2022 Private Well and Septic System Webinar Series


February 17, 2022

Interested in learning more about private wells and septic systems in Florida? The UF/IFAS Extension Central District Water Resources program is hosting a series of four webinars for Florida homeowners interested in learning more about your ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Extension Education, Flooding, Household Water, Onsite Sewer Treatment And Disposal, Private Well, Septic System, Storms, Water RSA, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday – All About Water Inside Your House


December 28, 2021

Happy almost New Year! Are you making your new year resolutions? How about adding water conservation onto your list? We will kick off Water Wednesday by introducing some simple actions to reduce water consumption inside your house and protect ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Event, Indoor Water Saving, Jim Davis, LuAnn Duncan, MREC, Water Conservation, Water Leaks, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang
indoor plants in office setting

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality


July 23, 2021

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2 (carbon dioxide) ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Air Quality, Areca Palm, Arrowhead, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Clean Air, Dracaena, Dwarf Pigmy Date, English Ivy, Featured, Ficus Alii, Fresh Air, Gerber Daisy, Golden Pothos, House Plants, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Plants, Interior Landscape, Interiorscape, Lady Palm, Mums, Peace Lily, Philodendron, Plant Friendly Environment, Rubber Plant, Snake Plant, Zz Plant

Well Sampling Event at UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County


June 29, 2021

Did you know... Approximately one in every five private wells has contamination. UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and offering this educational workshop. Attendees will learn the potential ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Septic Tank, UF/IFAS Extension, Well Water, Well Water Sampling

Water Wednesday Recap – Landscaping Care Before And After A Storm


June 21, 2021

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Hurricane, Hurricane Landscaping, Hurricane Preparedness, Landscaping, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday Recap – Emergency Water Supplies


June 16, 2021

The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Emergency Water Supply, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, Safe Drinking Water, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

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