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Federal funds to help farmers, foresters conserve land

Hands holding budding plant in soil

Agricultural operators and forest landowners interested in adding technology or techniques that foster conservation have a new window to apply for federal funding to offset costs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued the following… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Mulch

workers apply mulch to a garden

Do you have an area where nothing will grow, an area of barren ground? A place that is hard to irrigate, mow or maintain? Consider mulching it. One of the Nine Principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™,… Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Water efficiently

I’ve often heard people say, “It’s Florida. You can’t water too much.” Don’t believe it. Overwatering is a frequent problem here, one that leads to unwanted weeds and pests, wasted resources, and higher-than-necessary water bills…. Read More

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Right plant, right place

Many homeowners turn to their yards when it comes time to bump up the beauty and pump up the property value, only to watch in mounting frustration as plant after plant withers under blazing sunlight… Read More

Conservation District sets public working group meeting

The Sarasota Soil and Water Conservation District has set an August 17 working group meeting to discuss local resource conservation concerns and programs. The meeting, which is open to the public, will start at 6:30… Read More

“Resource Conservation” partner applications open

Landowners interested in conserving natural habitat for gopher tortoises, Florida panthers and other endangered species are invited to apply for technical and financial assistance. The Natural Resources Conservation Service project aims to restore, maintain or… Read More

Attract Wildlife

‘Attract Wildlife’ is the 5th principle of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™. This can be as simple as planting flowers, such as this starry rosinweed Silphium asteriscus, that attract many kinds of pollinators. Keep in mind that nuts,… Read More

Fluttering Into History

Monarch butterflies are an ambassador of the insect world. We have all seen a monarch butterfly, brilliant orange and black flying gracefully from flower to flower in our landscapes. Many of us take for granted… Read More