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Post-Hurricane Landscaping Tips: Pines in Decline

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September 29, 2023

Florida is no stranger to the powerful forces of hurricanes that sweep through its landscapes, leaving devastation in their wake. Hurricane Idalia, Ian, and Irma have all drastically impacted our local landscapes in recent years. While immediate ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Disaster, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Hurricane, Landscape, Pgm_HortRes, Storm
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LEED for Cities Certification: A Roadmap for Success

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September 27, 2023

Sarasota County is proud to announce that it has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Gold” certification and national accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, an honor recognizing an array of efforts ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Efficiency, Energy, LEED, Nature, Pgm_Sustain, Regional, Resources, Sustainability, Transportation, USGBC, Waste, Water
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Becoming a Farmer (Part 2 of 7): “Why” Do You Want to Farm? Is Your Reason Grounded, Authentic and Resilient?

September 6, 2023

KEY QUESTIONS • Who? • WHY? • What? • Where? • When? • How? Today, we're about the "why." We'll start with a quote about reason, from JP Morgan, the famous American banker and financier: "A man always has two ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

Post-Hurricane Landscaping Tips: Check for ‘Widow Makers’

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September 5, 2023

Hurricanes can wreak havoc on our landscapes, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Lately this destruction seems constant, Irma, Ian, and now Idalia have all caused significant tree damage to our area in recent years. While many ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Hurricane, Landscape, Pgm_HortRes, Storm, StormPrep
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How Long Is Your Food Safe Without Power?

August 31, 2023

Hurricane season is here, and we might (or did) experience a loss of power in the event of a storm. Have you thought about how long your food stays safe in the refrigerator if the electricity goes out? There are things you can do to prepare ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Money Matters, Work & Life
Tags: #stormsafety, Disaster, Disasterprep, Disasterpreparedness, Hurricane, Pgm_FCS, Safety, Storm
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Volunteering In Nature: An Opportunity to Continue Changing Children’s Lives

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August 31, 2023

Welcome back to Volunteering in Nature, a blog series that explores the wonderful world of volunteering for UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County’s ecology and natural resources program. If you’ve been following along so far, you’ve last read ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Pgm_EcoNR, Volunteer, Volunteering_in_nature

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