Whether it is increasing temperatures, stronger and more frequent storms, sea level rise, coastal flooding or growing levels of asthma, all communities across the globe are dealing with the effects of climate change. However, the solutions and ... READ MORE
Esta semana es la Semana Nacional de Navegación Segura (del 21 al 27 de mayo). Este evento es parte de una campaña de seguridad dirigida por el Programa Nacional de Seguridad en la Navegación Recreativa. Este programa, desde su creación ... READ MORE
This week is the National Safe Boating Week (May 21-27). This event is part of a boating safety campaign led by the National Recreational Boating Safety Program. Since its creation in 1971 by the United States Congress, through education, this ... READ MORE
When people think of Florida, they often think of sandy beaches, sunshine and... oranges. On May 4, we can celebrate oranges with National Orange Juice Day.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida ... READ MORE
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
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
Although the ubiquitous orange carrot is actually the result of a mutation – most carrots were originally white, or sometimes purple – there are quite a few other interesting facts in the wonderland that is the world of plants. Strawberries ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County extends its heartfelt "Thank you!" to its volunteers, as we celebrate National Volunteer Week (April 17-23).
And there is much to celebrate, with this group. In 2021, Extension's 328 volunteers provided 12,595 ... 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
No matter what age you are, it's never too late to start moving your body. Regular physical activity is a gift that you can give to yourself. Physical activity promotes good health and a better outlook on life. If you've been sedentary for ... READ MORE