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Backpacking 101 – A New Offering from UF/IFAS Polk Extension

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February 28, 2023

Have you ever wanted to try backpacking? Backpacking is a form of hiking where the hikers carry all the things needed for camping on their backs. This usually includes tents, cooking supplies, food, water, and clothes. Typically, in ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backpacking, Camping, Central Florida, Conservation, Florida, Hiking, Hobbies, Leave No Trace, Nature, Nature-based Tourism, Outdoors, Recreation, Shannon Carnevale

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic
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Pre-Holiday Stress: A Remedy to Consider

December 9, 2019

December can be a time of busyness and stress. How easy it is to get totally “wrapped up” (so to speak) in holiday projects and plans! One of the best antidotes to pre-holiday stress is to spend a bit of time outdoors in a natural setting. Scientific ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Recreation,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Christmas, Holidays, Horticultural Therapy, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nature, Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Stress

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