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Greenhouse Guide for Educators

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September 1, 2023

Are you an educator interested in building and installing a greenhouse? Do you have a greenhouse but need age-appropriate curriculum? The Greenhouse Manual: An Introductory Guide for Educators from the United States Botanical Garden was ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Gardening, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Curriculum, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polksmallfarms, School Curriculum
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Summer Camp: Out in the Sunshine

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May 22, 2023

Calling all nature explorers! Join UF/IFAS Extension at our first weeklong summer camp at the Florida Children's Museum at Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland! Join us as we explore wildlife, botany, insects, and nature through crafts, activities, ... READ MORE

Category: Camp, Events, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, 4-H, 4-H Youth, A Yasalonis, Anne Yasalonis, Events, Florida Wildlife, Florida-Friendly, Gardening, Kids, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nature

The Importance of Beekeeping and Polk County 4-H Beginner Beekeeping Workshop


February 13, 2023

Beekeeping is an important aspect of agriculture in Florida and offers numerous opportunities for youth to learn and develop important life skills. By participating in a beginner beekeeping class, youth can develop skills such as communication, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Events, Livestock
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Youth, Beekeeping, Bees, Honeybees, Polk Small Farms, Polk4H, UF/IFAS Polk County
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How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Hacks Into Habits

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December 27, 2022

Hacks to Habits What did the salad greens say to the hungry person? We will make your mouth and body happy if you "let-tuce"! Fruits and vegetables have a high nutrient density and fiber content and offer an abundance of health benefits, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Anikolai, Haveaplant, Health, Healthy, Healthy Living, Polk County, UF/IFAS

Zumbido Con Abejas 4-H (Buzzing with Bees 4-H )

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March 9, 2022

La apicultura, es la práctica de mantener colonias de abejas para lograr objetivos deseados. Las abejas de miel son las especies domesticadas más comunes. Estos insectos tienen un comportamiento social creando grandes colonias las cuales contienen ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Luis R. Rodriguez, Native Bees, Polk Small Farms, Pollinators, Small Farms Agent Polk
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A test to check the germination rate of old seeds

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September 17, 2021

Have old seeds packets and wondering if the seeds are still viable to grow in the garden? Many seeds will last for years if stored correctly in a cool, dry, indoor environment. Follow these simple steps to test your old seeds. Gather your ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Plants, Germination Test, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Seed Germination, Seeds, Swebb, Vegetable Gardening, Vegetables

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