When I talk with people out in the community, often they will say, "You have a pretty cool job!" While I agree with them and share that one downside of the job is sometimes spending more time on a computer than with plants, I happily point out ... READ MORE
Nice weather for golfing, tennis, and boating likely means clear skies - great for you but not so much for your veggie plants. Likely your plants are hoping you remember to give them a drink of water. In many places- there is a phrase- April ... READ MORE
Are you exploring the fun of Florida vegetable gardening during the winter and into spring? Folks up north may be shoveling snow, while you are sowing and watching your plants grow. If you enjoy learning about and talking about growing food ... READ MORE
In January, many folks try new habits, hobbies, and take on cleaning projects, too. Let’s talk about all three in relation to seeds. Over time stored seeds may lose their ability to germinate and grow. What do you do if you are clearing ... READ MORE
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 grants linked below. Some ... READ MORE
Interested in learning how to share space in your community for fun projects like composting and gardening? We can help.
We're hosting the "Shared Spaces: Community Gardens and Composting" workshop Oct. 26. This free, in-person event at Bee ... READ MORE
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
The UF/IFAS College of Agricultural Life and Sciences sent the following request May 26, re an urban agriculture survey:
Tell us about your urban agriculture needs, barriers, and opportunities.
Dr. Catherine Campbell at the University of ... READ MORE
By Sophia Moundous and Mindy Hanak
Sarasota County’s Family Green Living Kits can help foster sustainability lessons in many ways. The kits are filled with fun, interactive activities and books for all ages. Grab a kit from your local library ... READ MORE
By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick
Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly become a full-time ... READ MORE