Did you know around 11% of the household water is used to flush toilets in Florida? Last Water Wednesday was all about the toilets.
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You may hear some myths that Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ means “you plant it and you forget it” or it looks wild and untamed. This is not the picture we want anyone to paint of a Florida-Friendly landscape.
While we are honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military this Memorial Day weekend, don’t forget that May is also the American Wetlands Month. What is American Wetlands Month? American Wetlands Month… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More
Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More
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St. Johns County is a great place to live. We have a diverse agricultural clientele that produce livestock, crops and commercial horticulture. We have over 33,632 total acres of farmland on 188 farms. Agriculture and related industries generate more than 25,000… Read More
Did you know that small boat captain licenses in Florida increased 27% since 2009? This rapid growth in the for-hire fishing guide sector speaks to the vast popularity of recreational fishing in Florida. It can be difficult to… Read More
I first became the UF/IFAS Extension Sea Grant agent for Flagler and St. Johns Counties in 2001. At that time, I was told that a hard freeze a few years earlier had stunted many of the black mangrove… Read More
Manatees are sometimes described as being so ugly that they are cute 🙂 These marine mammals are well-loved in Florida. It is not uncommon to see them swimming in the intracoastal waterway or St. Johns River in warmer… Read More
It is estimated that in the year 2010 alone, eight million metric tons of plastic waste entered the ocean. This is a result of improper waste management, but also reflects the increasing amount of single-use plastic in our… Read More