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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, Featured, 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

Summer awaits you with Florida 4-H Adventures

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May 19, 2020

Navigating the New Normal The year 2020 has not been what we consider a normal year and we are all having to acclimate to this new normal. Humans are social beings and this pandemic has socially distanced us for over 8 weeks, making us realize ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: 4-H Virtual Adventures, Clay County FL, Diversity And Inclusion, Florida Wildlife, Healthy Living, Matthew Olson, Outdoors, Pasco County FL, Polk County FL, Shayla Reighter, STEM, Virtual Learning
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Resources from UF/IFAS for teachers, parents, and kids

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April 8, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension has science-based resources on a variety of topics for teachers, parents and kids. From insects to robotics, plants to manatees, we have curriculum, videos, and coloring sheets you can use! This page will be updated as more ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth,
Tags: 3rd Grade, 4-H, 4th Grade, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Classroom, Flowers, Gardening, Lakes, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Ocean, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Resources, Students, Teachers, Water, Wildlife, Youth, Youth Development

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