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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

Private Well and Septic System Webinar Series


January 7, 2021

Happy New Year! Have you made resolutions to take better care of yourself? Don't forget to include well care and septic system care into your resolutions! Did you know... Approximately 12% of the Floridians rely on private wells for home ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Events, Food Safety, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Private Well, Septic System, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water Protection, Water RSA, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

MREC’s Dr. Catherine Campbell Featured on WCJB’s “What’s Growing On?” Segment


September 28, 2020

Catherine Campbell, assistant professor of community food systems at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, was recently interviewed by WCJB20 in Gainesville about how Florida farmers are recovering from the pandemic. Campbell was ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Catherine Campbell, Community Food Systems, Covid-19, Florida Agriculture, MREC, MREC News, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food, WCJB20

How To Effectively Disinfect A Private Drinking Well


September 18, 2020

Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Bacteria, Bacterial Contamination, Bleach, Chlorine, Drinking Water, Flooded Well, Private Well, Shock Chlorination, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Water, Water RSA, Well Disinfection, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

What Should I Do After My Drinking Well Is Flooded?


August 6, 2020

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful storms. They produce strong winds, storm surge flooding, and heavy rainfall. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, people don’t often think about the damage caused to their private drinking ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Disaster Preparation, Drinking Water, Extension, Flooded Well, Hurricane Recovery, Private Well, Water Safety, Water Testing, Well Water, Yilin Zhuang

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