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The Silk Floss Tree
The Silk Floss Tree commands attention in every season. From a stunning floral display, to the trunk laden with menacing spines, to the palmate foliage, it is no wonder this rainforest tree has found a place in managed landscapes around the world! Silk Floss, Floss Silk, palo borracho aka drunken stick, toborochi are all names describing the same fabulous tree scientifically known as Ceiba speciosa


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On-Demand Class: Building Financial Stability
University of Florida/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County offers the online class Building Financial Stability. This is an opportunity to learn basic strategies to achieve financial stability


From Soil to Sky: Roots
The following series of columns entitled 'Soil to Sky' are an examination of five different facets of environment, structure, and life that are instrumental to trees in our forests and landscapes.  Trees are instrumental to our wellbeing, both individually and collectively as a society


Registration Open for the Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Systems Course
Through online classroom discussions, videos, presentations, and field trips, participants will learn about the ecology, wildlife, vegetation, and conservation issues of Florida’s coastal and marine environments. Students will explore coastal habitats during the four in-person field trips


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New tool helps strengthen local food systems
Effective food systems– which include the people, processes and places involved with moving food from local farm to plates – provide equity, sustainability, profitability and resiliency to communities. UF/IFAS researchers conducted a study to define key elements of community food system models and how to overcome the obstacles they face


Decisions and Change: Applying Forces to Help You Decide
In Extension, and especially in life, we have decisions that we need to make. Many of us typically embrace change or loathe change