Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. According to U.S. EPA, urban agriculture can contribute to the revitalization of abandoned or underutilized ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
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.
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The Osceola County 4-H Horse Program is a great opportunity for youth to expand their knowledge and improve their horsemanship skill while having fun! Youth will participate in activities to help improve their citizenship, leadership, sportsmanship, ... READ MORE
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 than ... READ MORE
Did you know that spending time outside can improve our mental and physical health? It can lower our stress levels and improve our mood. Nature journaling is an easy outdoor activity that you can do anywhere -- even in your own backyard! All ... READ MORE
Goldenrod is a showy, native Florida wildflower that is worth planting in your landscape, pollinator garden, or food forest. Goldenrod is often incorrectly blamed for people’s allergies, but it’s pollen is too heavy to be blown in the ... READ MORE
Almost every single piece of plastic ever made still exists. As an alternative to the traditional plastics, we are hearing a new term more and more often - bioplastics. Are bioplastics better? Dr. Maia McGuire answered this question in the last ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in September will feature Microplastics.
Microplastics include plastic particles with an upper size limit of 5 mm (0.2 inch). They come from a variety of sources. If you missed the talk on Sept. 9, here is your ... READ MORE
Hurricanes bring excessive rain. When heavy rains bring flooding to an area, your private well may not be safe to drink. It may be in danger of contamination from pollutants found in the flood waters. If your well has been flooded, meaning either ... READ MORE