Celebrate American Wetlands Month in May. According to the US Census Bureau between 2010 and 2020, the number of people per square mile rose by 44% in St. Johns County. This growth means fewer wetlands and fewer wetlands mean ... READ MORE
How to Take a Pond Water Sample
If you own a pond and plan to collect a water sample to have it tested for dissolved oxygen (DO), pH, toxic ammonia or alkalinity by your County Extension Agent, you will want to watch the video below to learn ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water!
Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE
Big Enough to Be on His Own
Eight months after Bucky’s rescue by a 4-H youth, he was ready to be on his own. He had successfully learned how to hunt and feed himself. Adult great horned owls mature to a height of between 18-25 inches. ... READ MORE
Environmental Science is an important 4-H project area. Environmental science includes marine ecology, forestry, archery, survival skills, birds, insects, wildlife, fishing, and other outdoor topics. The aim of the environmental science program ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
After in-person programming was suspended in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a questionnaire was sent to 4-H families. The majority of the 31 families who responded said they did not want online programs. Instead, they wanted to do ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
In this webinar ... READ MORE
Incorporating nature or “greenspace” into your daily routine can improve your overall quality of life. Greenspace is a catch-all term to describe natural or maintained environmental areas such as gardens, urban parks, nature preserves, or ... READ MORE
What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE