Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?
Whether a rat knocked out your freezer plug (that was actually the subject of the last phone call I received at my job), or the wrath of a hurricane leaves you powerless, situations ... READ MORE
As Idalia leaves our area, see the following storm-related updates from our office. You’ll find extension program and event updates, storm prep and recovery resources, and local resources here.
Stay tuned to your local news channels and Polk ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered about the intricate ways we interact with water?
Water plays a crucial role in our daily lives, from the water we drink to the landscapes we admire. It shapes our environment, our culture, and our future.
Typically, ... READ MORE
On today’s episode, you’ll learn about three non-venomous snake species common to residential areas in Florida. Slithering into a neighborhood near you, these common snakes are found all over Florida. Learn more, on this episode of Naturally ... READ MORE
Join UF IFAS Mid-Florida Research & Education Center, UF IFAS Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition, and UF IFAS Extension Polk County on May 26, 2023, at 5:30 pm to Talk Florida Hops!
Meet us at Swan Brewing in Lakeland!
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This year, the Master Gardener Volunteer program celebrates its fiftieth year. Programs across the United States (and beyond) are recognizing the extraordinary accomplishments the program has made in so many communities. Additionally, March ... READ MORE
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
Turkey Express: Your Questions Answered
Turkey time is right around the corner. Don’t wing it! Here are some questions and answers to get you warmed up for the season.
Can you make a turkey in an air fryer?
Yes, as long as it fits. ... READ MORE
Native Florida wildlife has adaptations and instincts that help them, literally, “weather the storm” during and after a hurricane. However, what is instinctual and normal for them may be unusual and concerning for us.
Post-hurricane wildlife ... READ MORE
Older homes have their charm, and they can often be purchased for less than a newer one. However, maintaining them can be expensive, particularly when it comes to upgrading to today’s standards. A new toilet is one investment that will ... READ MORE