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Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast

New Episode from Naturally Florida Podcast: “Mosquito Season is Coming!”

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April 15, 2024

Are you itching for answers to the pesky mosquitoes starting to make their presence known? In this two-part episode, we explore the mosquitoes of Florida, covering everything from mosquito biology, types of mosquitoes, mosquito surveillance ... READ MORE

Category: , Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Lmilligan, Mosquito, Mosquitoes, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale
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Keeping it Fresh: How long is food still good after a power outage?


August 28, 2023

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

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anikolai, Food Safety, Foodsafety, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparedness, UF/IFAS Polk County
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Polk County Extension Updates: Idalia

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August 27, 2023

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

Category: Disaster Preparation
Tags: Hurricane Idalia, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparedness, Idalia, Special-topics, Tropical Storm Idalia
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Florida Waters Stewardship Program (Polk County)


August 5, 2023

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

Category: Community Volunteers, Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Environmental Literacy, Florida, Lakes, Natural Resources, Polk County, Shannon Carnevale, Stormwater, Sustainable Living, Water
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New Episode from Naturally Florida – “Three Common Snakes in Residential Areas”

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May 24, 2023

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

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Central Florida, Commonly Confused, Florida, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale, Wildlife
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Happy Birthday! The Master Gardener Volunteer Program Turns 50!

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March 20, 2023

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

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, Volunteers
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How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Hacks Into Habits


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
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Turkey Express: Instant pot? Temperature? Thawing? Your Questions Answered


October 28, 2022

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

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Anikolai, Cooking, Foodsafety, Healthy Meals, Holidays, Polk County, Thanksgiving, Turkey, UF/IFAS

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