What is World Pest Day?
Today, June 6th, is National World Pest Day! World Pest Day was first celebrated on June 6, 2017 and has since become an annual event. The day is recognized to bring awareness to the problems pests can cause and the ... READ MORE
What was the 2022 Seminole County Farm Tour?
On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2022, we embarked on our journey of learning about local agriculture and food systems. We started at the UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Office and then ... READ MORE
Grow Your Florida Healthy Florida Lifestyle Class 2022:
The UF/IFAS Extension in Seminole County is excited to be hosting a class called Grow Your Healthy Florida Lifestyle. During this 5-week IN-PERSON course, participants will get to learn ... READ MORE
Food Preservation Saves You Money
If you are like me, you may get a little overzealous at the farmer’s market or grocery store when the produce is looking extra fresh and crisp. Maybe there is a great ‘buy two, get the third free’ deal ... READ MORE
Switch it up with Swiss Chard
Looking for a new leafy green to add to your plate? Well look no further because Swiss chard is here to break up the kale, collards, and spinach. Swiss chard has bright green leaves and depending on the variety, ... READ MORE
Locally grown strawberries in the winter may seem ludicrous to most people in the United States but this isn’t the case for folks living in Central Florida. One of the benefits of living in the humid subtropical climate of Central ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE
By Tina McIntyre, MS, CEP, FCHP, Florida Friendly Landscaping Agent & Dr. Morgan Pinkerton, DPM, Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Agent; University of Florida IFAS Extension Seminole County
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FDACS declares Giant African Land Snail Eradicated from South Florida
We have exciting news in the world of invasive species in Florida! As of Oct 2021, Giant African Land Snail (GALS) has been declared eradicated from Broward and Miami-Dade ... READ MORE
Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE