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The Roots of Cooperative Extension

Did you know that the first official American Extension Agent was a young Black male graduate of Tuskegee University named Thomas Monroe Campbell? Surely you have heard of Campbell’s protégés, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver, all… Read More

Using Insectary Plants to Attract Pest Predators

Insectary Plants

Got pests? Hate chemicals? Would you like to deploy an army of garden good guys to fight the bad bugs? There are many plants that are known for luring good bugs to your garden. Here in Florida, we… Read More

Keep Children Active at Home

I’m bored, there’s nothing to do, I’m bored, there’s nothing to do, I’m so so so bored! How often have parents and caretakers have heard this over the last 2 weeks? I’m sure it’s enough to make even… Read More

New Vegetable Gardener — Growing Vegetables in Central Florida

cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, green onions

Understanding the vegetable garden seasons in Central Florida will save you a lot of frustration. You should download and read the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide (https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/VH/VH02100.pdf) for a complete understanding about what to plant (pages 8-10) and when… Read More

Free Spring Fertilizing Webinar for Orange, Seminole and Volusia Counties

Did you know the decision we make in our home landscapes can help or hurt the environment? Fertilizing properly is one easy thing residents can do to reduce nutrient pollution and protect our waterways and natural resources. Many… Read More

COVID-19 Stress: Maintaining a Healthy Home Environment

Is your family struggling with Coronavirus uncertainties that are causing high levels of stress?  Are your kids at home due to mandatory school closures? To reduce stress levels during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to start by… Read More

Watering Systems for Rotational Grazing

Rotational grazing is a tool that can help increase forage production and average daily gain. But rotational grazing comes with more management planning. One of the biggest factors that determines the feasibility of rotational grazing is actually the… Read More