Category: Work & Life

Hurricane readiness in the Sunshine State

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Aerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda, following Hurricane Charley, Aug. 16, 2004. CREDIT: FEMA Photo/Andrea Booher Tell someone you’re from Florida, and they often want to quiz you on… Read More

Learn how to “Eat with the Seasons”

The Englewood Farmers Market is partnering with the UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP), the SNAP-Ed implementing agency in Florida, and Florida Organic Growers’ Fresh Access Bucks (FAB) program to conduct a special cooking demonstration from 9 a.m…. Read More

Chill! Or, How to Safely Thaw a (Thanksgiving) Turkey

By Dr. Maria Rometo Extension Agent II Thanksgiving is right around the corner, along with all the holiday planning of meals and guest lists. But how do you safely thaw that frozen turkey you purchased a few weeks… Read More

The Green Slime Monster

I moved to Florida thirteen years ago and instantly hated it. It was flat, hot and humid with few redeeming qualities. It took about five years and a departure from the urban areas for the beauty to really… Read More

Citizen Science

I’ve often thought about the public’s opinion of scientists as one most closely related to “the man behind the curtain” in the movie The Wizard of Oz. Scientists are often seen as an enigmatic figure, acting in secrecy to… Read More