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Category: HOME LANDSCAPES

UF/IFAS hosting free annual PLANT CAMP for science and environmental primary school teachers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is hosting its annual, free, week-long PLANT CAMP for science and environmental primary school teachers this summer, with lodging and meal costs… Read More

Master Gardeners’ continued training conference scheduled for Kissimmee in October

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Has your green thumb reached the master level?  The University of Florida’s 34th Florida Master Gardener Conference for continued training is scheduled for Oct. 18-21 at Kissimmee’s Embassy Suites at Lake Buena… Read More

Alachua County Extension agent named Statewide Master Gardener Coordinator

Wendy Wilber GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Wendy Wilber believes Florida’s immensely popular Florida Master Gardener Program can be the best in the country. The veteran UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County environmental horticulture agent and master gardener coordinator… Read More

UF survey shows Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

Cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it, at least until their efforts cramp their lifestyles, according to an annual University of Florida study… Read More

Turfgrass alternatives offer residents additional groundcover choices, UF/IFAS experts say

Click here for high-res image. Cutline at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spring is right around the corner, and for some residents it may be time to think about sprucing up the yard with new landscaping…. Read More

Establishing healthy shrubs not the water-consuming task many think, UF research shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Good news for your utility bills and the environment: New University of Florida research shows that landscape shrubs need much less water to… Read More