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Category: Natural Resources

Giant Milkweed – A Big Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

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Giant Milkweed aka Crown Flower Giant Milkweed is also known as Crown Flower and scientifically known as Calotropis gigantea. It is native to Asia and tropical Africa. It is a perennial shrub that grows in… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Hydroponics

What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is… Read More

Vermicomposting (Using Worms for Composting)

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Vermicomposting = worm composting Do you live in a small space and want to have a neat little efficient compost bin to recycle your kitchen scraps? Vermiculture, also known as worm composting, is becoming increasingly… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – What is Urban Agriculture?

Water Wednesdays in December will focus on Urban Agriculture. Last Water Wednesdays, Dr. Catherine Campbell gave an overview and discussed the benefits and risks of urban agriculture.  What is Urban Agriculture? There is no standard… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – The Economic Value of Florida’s Springs

Springs are extremely important for the state of Florida. They provide vast natural, recreational, and economic values. They also provide scientific value and offer critical habitats for plants and animals, including endangered or threatened species…. Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida’s springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important… Read More