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4-H Youth Grow for the Community at the Public Library Food Forest

Dr. Rachel PientaJune 9th, 2023Wakulla 4-H members started a Food Forest Garden at the Wakulla County Public Library in 2020.  Adult volunteers and youth volunteers embraced an outdoor activity with a purpose. The club studied permaculture and the layered garden concept characteristics of successful food forests. The group worked to transform a space next to the library building with […]

University of Florida/IFAS awarded over $16 million in research grants to fight citrus disease

Ruth Hohl BorgerNovember 9th, 2022LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have secured over $16 million in new funding to advance research projects to combat the deadly citrus greening disease that threatens the Florida citrus industry. The funding is awarded from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Emergency Citrus Disease […]

University of Florida awarded key federal grants to continue fight against citrus greening

BLOGS.IFASOctober 22nd, 2020By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — University of Florida researchers hope to discover new methods to help citrus growers fight the deadly citrus greening (or Huanglongbing) disease with cost effective, long-term sustainable treatments with the support of recently awarded federal grants. Three teams of scientists from UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received […]