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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County's Community Development program seeks to engage and empower communities to bring about change through economic development, capacity building, public policy education, and civic engagement.

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CONTACT

Nicole Walker

County Extension Director

Community Resource Development

4-H Youth Development

Extension Agent III, M.P.A.

863-519-1041

naw@ufl.edu 

Recent Community Development Blog Posts

Perceptions of Poverty

Poverty is a subject that many talk about but few understand. The subject is near and dear to my heart because I've experienced it. I work with people who are seeking to overcome it as well - a difficult task for sure. The biggest misconception I see is that people who have not experienced poverty firsthand often assume that just getting a job will fix it.     Types of Poverty In reality, people are poor due to both

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Perceptions of Poverty

Poverty is a subject that many talk about but few understand. The subject is near and dear to my heart because I've experienced it. I work with people who are seeking to overcome it as well - a difficult task for sure. The biggest misconception I see is that people who have not experienced poverty firsthand often assume that just getting a job will fix it.     Types of Poverty In reality, people are poor due to both

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Dade City Watson Park Community Garden: Get your free plot now!

The first community garden in Florida to arise through the cooperation of the University of Florida and a local municipality, Dade City Watson Park Community Garden is off to a great start and destined for abundant success. Just a month after the garden was approved by the City of Dade City, City Commissioners, the garden has a brand new fence, water lines, and spigots installed through the financial support of the city. The UF/IFAS Pasco County

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