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Let’s go on a TreeQuest!


January 11, 2022

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, Treejuvenation, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry
Allamanda cathartica. [CREDIT: pixabay.com, Dezalb]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… the all-too-troublesome allamanda


November 26, 2021

By Dianne Beaver Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member With large, bright-yellow flowers and vibrant-green leaves, Allamanda cathartica seems like the perfect plant to brighten up your patio or front garden area. It is a vigorous grower, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: Allamanda, Allamanda Cathartica, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV
A rainbow arcs over ranch land in Florida. [CREDIT: UF/ IFAS, Tom Wright]

Signup open for NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program


November 4, 2021

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Nov. 02, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 NRCS in Florida Announces ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation Stewardship Program, Featured, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, Prgm_SWCD, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, USDA
Lantana camara blossom in an indoor trough. {CREDIT: pxhere.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… lantana, the beauty that IS a beast


October 29, 2021

By Karen Clark Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Lantana checks off all the boxes that make a plant popular. Colorful? Check. Drought tolerance? Check. Handles sandy, salty "soil"? Check. Holds up to direct sunlight? Check. So, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Lantana, Lantana Camara, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV

Wild Sarasota Spotlight: comBATting bat myths


October 1, 2021

Swooping through the night sky, many people are quick to decry bats as blood suckers, rabies vectors, and a general nuisance. However, these miraculous flying mammals pose little risk to humans and are actually essential in managing our ecosystems. Home ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, IPM, Native, Pgm_EcoNR, Species, Wild Sarasota, Wildlife
Pentas, with tiger swallowtail. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County, Wilma Holley]

Growing Florida-friendly, with Sarasota County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers


September 28, 2021

By Donna Alese Cooke Residential Horticulture Agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Over the past 15 years, UF/IFAS Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Sarasota County have worked tirelessly on an endeavor close to their hearts: their ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Annual Plant Sale, Edfest, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener Volunteers, MGV, Pgm_HortRes, Plant, Plant Sale
Yellow, wedelia flowers bloom, en masse, in a lush field. [CREDIT: Pixabay.com]

Master Gardener Volunteers on… wicked wedelia


September 24, 2021

By Rita Dadzis Master Gardener Volunteer Program team member Oh, wedelia. Why do you? Wedelia is a beautiful plant, with a thick mat of green leaves and pretty, bright-yellow, daisy-like flowers that bloom year-round. It's an eye-catcher that ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn
Tags: FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive, Invasive Plants, Master Gardener Volunteer, MGV, MGVblog, Pgm_Admin, Pothos, UFSaraExt_MGV, Wedelia
A rainbow over a southern Florida ranch highlights prairie, grasslands, and palm trees. [CREDIT: UF/IFAS, Tom Wright]

NRCS offering conservation aid for farmers, ranchers


June 22, 2021

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information June 21, re the environmental quality incentives program (EQIP): Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources Application ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, Conservation, Eqip, Farm, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, Pgm_SWCD, Ranch, US Department Of Agriculture, USDA

Dig-in to school gardens on June 17 with our School Garden Workshop 2021


June 10, 2021

As we complete another school year and segue into summer, we celebrate our school gardens with our annual school garden workshop. Join us June 17 for this free event, as we dig in to school gardens! We'll over your most-requested topics, including: ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Bug, Curriculum, Edible Gardening, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Master Gardener Volunteer, Pgm_Gardens, School Garden, Shared Spaces, Teacher Training, Vermiculture, Youth Development

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