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Left to the elements: what happens to wildlife during hurricanes?


June 1, 2022

As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Hurricane, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Weather, Wildlife
Rain hitting rooftop

Installing your wireless rain sensor


May 2, 2022

Rain Sensors Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Lawn, Pgm_Water, Programming, Rain Sensor, Storm, Turf, Water
Rain Gauge in Grass

How to use your rain gauge


March 22, 2022

Rain Gauges Ever heard of a rain gauge? No? Maybe you have an idea, but you aren't quite sure. Well, you've come to the right place. Read on to learn what a rain gauge is, how it works, and how easy it is to use one in your home landscape. What ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Conserve, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Preserve, Rain, Resources, Save, Water

Día Internacional de la Mujer 2022: Igualdad de género hoy para un mañana sostenible


March 8, 2022

Hoy es el Día Internacional de la Mujer, que celebra los logros sociales, económicos, culturales y políticos de las mujeres. También es un llamado para lograr la igualdad de género, también conocida como paridad de género, en todo el ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability, International Women's Day, Pgm_Marine

2022 International Women’s Day: Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow


March 8, 2022

Today is International Women's Day, celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. And it is also a call to attain gender equality—also known as gender parity—around the globe. One way to measure gender ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, Environmental Sustainability, International Women's Day, Pgm_Marine, Women
Wooden house with money sprouting leaves

10 tips to save money at home


February 21, 2022

by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home. Tips Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Work & Life
Tags: America Saves, Budget, Finances, Money, Pgm_FNP, Pgm_Sust, Pgm_Sustain, Pgm_Water, Savings

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, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Arbor Day, Community, Pgm_HortComm, Tree Quest, Treejuvenation, TreeQuest, Trees, Urban Forestry

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