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UF/IFAS Extension
Lee County

Our mission is to respond to Lee County issues and needs through customized education and training in agriculture & natural resources, horticulture, 4-H youth development, marine education, Florida yards and neighborhoods, and family and consumer sciences.

(239) 533-4327
3410 Palm Beach Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33916


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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From Soil to Sky- Article 1- Soil
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


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Event: Lee County Urban Gardening and Micro Business Course
Interested in growing your own small food related business? Agents Roy Beckford and Jennifer Hagen of the Lee County Extension Office can help. The Urban Gardening and Micro-Business class series will introduce practical and technical concepts in urban farming and training in how to make valued added products


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


Uncommon Edible Plants # 3
The things we grow ourselves taste the best. Whether it be the measly little tomatoes that cling to the weedy vine that grew out of the compost heap or the slightly holey greens that grow along the garden edges


Clover Corner: May 2022
4-H at Home: Gardening at Home  No matter where you live or where you go in this world, there will always be plants. Gardening continues to evolve every day


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    Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants
    Part 2 in the Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants Series, Part 1 can be found here. The landscapes that surround our dwellings, for some, may be our first and last connection to nature


    Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants
    Do you remember fistfuls of strawberries, the honeyed glace smell, dripping red juice over knuckles, sticky with the sweet sourness in the warm summer sun? Or maybe, the rich smell of fresh, cascading soil falling from carrots pulled from their hidden homes below the rich earth? The scent emanating when brushing past rosemary in your grandmother’s front walk? We often think of landscapes as a backdrop, an etched pallet, static dressing up the.