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Duval 4-H New Year Kick-Off Party
Happy New Year!! The 2022-2023 4-H year is upon us and we started off with a party to welcome new and current 4-H members! Duval 4-H families celebrated the new year at Boone Park sharing 4-H with community members, jumping in the bounce house, playing yard games, eating popsicles, and snuggling 4-H project bunnies! 4-H is the nation’s largest youth.


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Why You Already Quit Your New Year’s Resolution, and How to Reset
Here we are, already more than halfway through February of the new year; can you believe it? Still, January (the quintessential month of the ever-so- talked-about resolutions) isn't very far behind us. While January represents a time of change and new beginnings, maybe you noticed a bit of shift when it comes to the big “R” word last month, even just by scrolling through Instagram and Facebook stories


Prepare for Hurricane Ian
SEPT. 26, 2022 (10 AM) -- Hurricane Ian is approaching the Gulf of Mexico and is on a path to impact the west coast of Florida


Build a Rain Garden and Use these Deluges For Good!
Of the 54" of rain we get in Jacksonville, 70% of it falls in the summer months.  It feels like it all comes down by the bucketful, doesn't it? One way to make use of our regular, daily deluges is to put in a rain garden


Just Moved to Jacksonville? Here’s Gardening Advice You Now Need!
Recently Moved to Jacksonville, Tonya Ashworth offers new local residents advice as part of her ongoing outreach efforts as the UF/IFAS Extension Agent  for Duval County. Welcome! If you are one of the many people who have recently started calling Jacksonville home, let me extend a welcome


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    Snakes in Florida
    The heat is on and the cold-blooded reptiles we love to hate are on the move through our landscapes. Scorned throughout history, snakes in Florida are most active through the warm seasons and are present throughout the state


    More Darn Pests – 5 rules of Integrated Pest Management
    Dealing with Insect Pests in the Landscape Summer is here, and we see a massive uptick in the numbers of insects on our landscape and garden plants.  Fortunately, we have a framework of management strategies to help us deal with them in a responsible way