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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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There is Mush Below our Feet: Common Landscape Mushrooms
As if by magic, overnight, tucked neatly beneath a cap of mulch, or peaking deftly between blades of grass, mushrooms appear in all shapes, sizes, and colors imaginable. What we observe, recognized as mushrooms, are the reproductive spore producing structures of a larger complex fungal organism called mycelium


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‘Near Normal’ Hurricane Season Means Take All Precautions
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a "near normal" Atlantic Hurricane Season this year


Grow Tomatoes with a Bit of Plump and Circumstance
Tomato growing in Florida can be a tricky endeavor. It starts out well as you watch the deep green and fragrant leaves unfurl, climbing with fuzzy fervor seeking the sun, only to walk out the next morning with your coffee to discover the chewed remains of a stem


Nuanced Wildlife- Racoons
Composed in night The ringed dark moves Delicate washed grins The sound of garbage bins Wandering nocturns Fingers dexterous puzzle solvers Fastidious cleaners Whiskers to whisper passageways Called unto from scented obligation A shadow in the shadows Movement to mimic the waning day Peering from hollow, crevice aloft Encircled delight in the glimpse of bottlebrush tail Gentle gaze from accentuated dark.


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    Strong People Strength Training Program
    Strength training is not just for bodybuilders - it's for everyone! Come join us and learn how to properly use dumbbells and have fun too! Classes include resistance training, balance training, and flexibility exercises. This is a 6-week program that meets 2 times each week


    Eliminating Credit Card Debt
    Eliminating expensive credit card debt means more money to improve quality of life and less toward interest payments. It can also bring stress relief