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Let’s go on a TreeQuest!

Each year, on the third Friday in January, Sarasota County’s UF/IFAS Extension & Sustainability Dept. celebrates Florida’s State Arbor Day. Since 2018, the County’s urban forestry Extension program Treejuvenation Florida, has marked the occasion with… Read More

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the orchid tree, a corsage for your yard

Closeup of a Bauhinia x blakeana "orchid tree" blooms. [CREDIT: "Unha-de-vaca" by Mauricio Mercadante (CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0), via]

By Karen Pariser Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Looking for an amazing pop of color and texture in your Florida yard? Consider the impact of a flowering tree. Specifically, the orchid tree. Bauhinia basics… Read More

Is finding school garden funding a New Year’s resolution?

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Growing a school garden and looking for grant support? Perhaps finding funding is your New Year’s resolution. After all- when you live in Florida, school gardens are in-season in January. Fortunately for you there are… Read More