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Tips for eating well during holiday travel

Holiday travel can make selecting healthy meals and snacks a challenge. UF/IFAS Extension shares some tips that can help you stay on track. “When we talk about making healthy food choices in general, we always want to practice… Read More

Breaking Down Biodegradable: UF Scientist Creates Guide to Bioplastics

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The term “bioplastics” describes plastics made of a biological source, as opposed to traditional plastics made of petroleum. But as products using bioplastics increasingly become fixtures on store shelves, consumers may not understand the various… Read More

Ruppert Receives Florida Climate Institute Award

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thomas Ruppert, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant coastal planning specialist, was recently named a 2019 Florida Climate Institute Faculty Fellow for his work helping coastal communities understand the legal and financial implications of… Read More

2020 Plant Trends Head Off the Beaten Garden Path

Expect to see more eco-conscious and unconventional plants in homes and gardens for 2020, according to horticultural experts with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Below are some of the hottest trends to look… Read More

Make Your Holidays ‘Green’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As holiday preparations begin, University of Florida experts say there are plenty of ways for people to incorporate environmental considerations into their plans. Decorations There are pros and cons to both sides of the real-versus-artificial… Read More

Fishing Guides Can Now Be Certified as Environmentally Friendly

Fishing is big business in Florida, contributing several billion dollars each year to the state’s economy. Fishing guides are an important part of that industry, providing locals and tourists with authentic Florida fishing experiences. Anglers who want to… Read More

Growers prepare for winter weather with UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Extension educates growers on how to protect their crops and prepare for winter weather at the upcoming Winter Weather School. This year, the event will address winter crop protection for citrus, blueberries and ornamental plants; all of… Read More

For Florida-Centric Gifts, Visit the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore

By Demi Aycart GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Celebrate local bookstores and get in some holiday shopping by visiting the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore, which carries unique, Florida-centric books from Florida-Friendly landscaping to healthy cooking. With more than 400 publication titles… Read More

Fertilizer education creates behavior change and protects local waterways

UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Fertilizing Effectively in Sandy Florida Soils workshops bring a change in behavior to homeowners, protecting the Wekiva River Basin and other local waterways. The workshops are hosted several times a month throughout Seminole County… Read More

As Florida grows, Low-Impact Development could offer protection for waterways

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension is working with local communities to educate and encourage sustainable water runoff solutions amidst Florida’s rapid growth. Low-impact development (LID) is a design approach for real… Read More