Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide effort ... READ MORE
Fiber: It Moves me!
Have you ever wondered how much fiber you need in your diet? Well, you’re in the right place at the right time! Fiber is very important to include in your diet daily to maintain your digestive health. Just like a car ... READ MORE
Falls has arrived!
Fall is right around the corner and summer is slowly fading away. The not-so-hot, cooler weather flowing into our towns, late walks after work with the family, scary movies before we go to bed, and the special gatherings ... READ MORE
Ever wonder what heroes eat to keep their powers?
Look no further! Let’s dive into what it takes to eat like a superhero and how the food groups increase their power!
The following is based on recommendations for children aged 2-8 years ... READ MORE
You heard that right! Black bean brownies are an alternative to regular brownies. This alternative offers a tasty and easy variation that provides extra nutrients and the same gooey, delicious texture for all brownie lovers.
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You might have seen this plant around Florida, but have you ever had a fresh Roselle flower in your tea? Whether it’s hot or cold, you can enjoy your favorite plant in your favorite drink!
Roselle Origins and Facts
Although originally from ... READ MORE
Florida is popular for its outdoor attractions with numerous beaches, pools, roller coasters, and great golfing opportunities. It can be tempting to stay out all day. However, with outdoor activities comes thunderstorms and, with it, lightning. ... READ MORE
Support Polk County Agri-Fest by visiting https://givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/polk-county-extension#/
Residents throughout Florida can support the University of Florida by donating on Gator Giving Day, Feb. 18
Gifts support ... READ MORE
Polk and Pinellas County 4-H brings you an exciting opportunity to 'Pledge your Hands to Larger Service' by becoming an Eco Warrior.
Who are Eco Warriors?
Do you know a youth between 14 and 18 years old that wants to change the world for ... READ MORE
If you are in need of tree work, particularly if you have concerns as we move into hurricane season, it is important that you find a qualified professional to do that tree work for you. We suggest that you select a certified arborist by going ... READ MORE