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Go Green for Heart Health


January 25, 2015

By Erica Bennett, Dietetic Intern Bay Pines VA Healthcare System We all know green vegetables are healthy, but did you know that they can also reduce the risk of heart disease? Along with a myriad of other important vitamins and minerals, ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources

Let’s Talk Climate


January 9, 2015

On January 22, UF/IFAS Extension will host a community discussion about climate change in partnership with the University of South Florida. The event will be held at the Main Library in St. Petersburg and supports the library''s 4E Sustainability ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation
Tags: Rmadhosinghhector, Sustainability

Food Trends for 2015


December 19, 2014

The New Year is almost here and with that comes predictions of what 2015 will hold. When it comes to food, there is a lot to look forward to. Here are just a few of those trends. Nuts: Move over almonds. Pistachios are predicted to take center ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources

What’s REALLY In Your Water?


December 12, 2014

Every day when we turn on the tap to get a drink, take a shower, or wash our hands, most of us probably aren't thinking about what is in the water besides, well, water. Some say they can smell chlorine when they run their faucet, while others ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ingredients, Medicine, Personal Care Product, Pharmaceuticals, Polyethylene, PPCP, PPCPs, Water, Water Quality

5th Annual “Roots to Shoots” Tree Program


December 10, 2014

Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida's Urban Tree Management Professor will be giving a morning program on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL. The cost is $25 Certified Arborists ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture
Tags: ANSI, Crown Reduction, Ed Gilman, Palms, Planting, Pruning, Retrenchment, Topping, Tree Stability, Trees

A Green Holiday


November 28, 2014

There are great ways to reduce waste, save money and commit to a better environment during this holiday season. The holidays can be a stressful time if consumerism becomes the focus. Focusing on happy moments with family and friends rather than ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation
Tags: Green, Recycle, Resources, Shopping, Sustainable

Winter Gardening 101


November 24, 2014

Theresa Badurek, UF/IFAS Extension, Pinellas County It’s almost winter and the cooler weather is already here. While some Central Florida winter days are warm, others can bring cold winds, frosts, and even freezes. These conditions ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Annuals, Bulbs, Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Freeze Protection, Frost, Frost Protection, Garden, Gardening, Landscape, Pruning, Winter, Winter Vegetables

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