Category: UF/IFAS

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

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

UF Expands the Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry on Campus

… Field and ForkThe Alan and Cathy Hitchcock Field & Fork Pantry during the open house event on Nov. 18, 2019. (Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS)cameramake Canonorientation 1height 1080focallength 17exposuretime 0.0125width 1620originaldate 11/18/2019 5:19:07 PMfnumber 4.5cameramodel Canon EOS RThe Alan… Read More

Food Trends 2020: Meal Kits, Convenience Store Nutrition and Drinkable Collagen

Most people think of collagen as a protein used for cosmetic purposes that you get in a jar, but prepare for drinkable collagen. If you think that’s interesting, try going online to order meal kits – full of… 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

UF Honors Veterans at Free Family Fishing Event

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) will host its final Family Fishing Day of the year on Saturday, Nov. 16. This month’s free event celebrates both Veterans Day and… Read More

A Cornucopia of Alternatives to Turkey at Thanksgiving

It may be juicy, tender and traditional, but not everyone wants to eat turkey at Thanksgiving. UF/IFAS nutrition experts say you could eat any of the following as your entrée: protein-packed dishes – with or without meat —… Read More

Veterans Gain Stress Reduction Techniques through Gardening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – When U.S. Navy veteran Deanne Thompson, 52, signed up for a free group gardening class through the University of Florida’s Wilmot Botanical Gardens, she didn’t realize the stress relief benefits and social outlet she would… Read More