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UF/IFAS Extension
Charlotte County

Charlotte County Extension Service is a partnership between the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Charlotte County government, to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public.

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charlotte@ifas.ufl.edu
941.764.4340
1120 O'Donnell Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33953

Hours

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Stuck at home? Here are 8 family-friendly gardening activities you can do in your own backyard!
By Sara Weber Plant a vegetable garden.  There are quite a few edibles that can be planted in March here in Florida

03/20/2020

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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension
Updated 03/15/20 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 or view the local update page for the most up to date information on your

03/15/2020

Hand Washing and Petting Zoos
By Pam Phillippe Fair time is just around the corner, and with fairs come petting zoos.  Keeping your children safe around fair and petting zoo animals is important, including good hand washing hygiene

11/20/2017

Show of Hands: Extension’s Role in the 2020 U.S. Census
Among the many parts of our lives that are complicated by COVID-19, add the U.S

03/30/2020

Vibrio in Florida – Know the Facts!
Authors: Holly Abeels, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; Gabby Barbarite, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, FL Atlantic University; Betty Staugler, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension; L Scott Jackson, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Recent news headlines report another emergence of the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Recently, the term “flesh-eating bacteria” has been used to refer to

08/06/2019

The Importance of Social Competencies
By Pam Phillippe Growing up is a lot like learning to play the piano.  You need to learn some basic skills and you need someone to teach you those skills

11/20/2017

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    Hand Washing and Petting Zoos
    By Pam Phillippe Fair time is just around the corner, and with fairs come petting zoos.  Keeping your children safe around fair and petting zoo animals is important, including good hand washing hygiene

    11/20/2017

    Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic?
    By Pam Phillippe Who doesn’t like a barbecue or a picnic? Fresh air and the aroma are enough to tempt any appetite, whether it is around a 4-H campfire or at a family cookout in the backyard. A simple outdoor meal can be just as nutritious and appetizing as those meals prepared at home

    11/20/2017