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Free monthly Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ webinar offers consumers tips on lawns, gardens, composting, much more

Lourdes MederosJanuary 23rd, 2024Is your lawn showing signs of pests? Looking to give your landscape that tropical Florida native design? Looking for new ways to mulch your garden with some composting basics? The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has you covered. Mark your calendars for the 2024 Florida-Friendly Landscaping™: Urban Horticulture Lecture Series. […]

UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant agent’s work on living shorelines honored by Treasure Coast environmental association

Lourdes MederosDecember 7th, 2023Vincent Encomio is all about building resiliency and sustainability for Florida’s coastlines. As a Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension Martin and St. Lucie counties, Encomio has made significant strides in enhancing environmental literacy and stewardship along the Treasure Coast, focusing on habitat restoration, harmful algal blooms and aquaculture for the last five years. On December 14, the Florida Association […]

A 2023 hurricane season success story: Cedar Key’s living shorelines bolster resilient community

Kirsten Romaguera RabinNovember 29th, 2023Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion. Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) were installed after Hurricane Hermine brought a then-record storm surge to the coastal town in 2016. When that record was topped by Hurricane […]