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UF/IFAS Extension
Manatee County

The Manatee County Extension Service is an educational program within county government which brings the resources of the University of Florida to Manatee County to solve local problems, provide educational opportunities, promote economic enhancement and improve the quality of life for all.

1303 17th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Tempest and Grove: Post-Hurricane Mangrove Restoration
Hurricane Ian made landfall on Sept. 28, and the vast storm surge from this event pushed extensive amounts of water into coastal areas


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This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts


UF/IFAS Extension relationships highlight community resilience after Hurricane Ian
Co-authored by Alyssa Vinson and David Outerbridge Wakeful in early morning, cool air, clear sky, what would the morning sun bring to light and sight? Intensification, quick turns, bundling up loved ones and properties. The day after Hurricane Ian landed and revealed all the questions that needed answering


A Landscape Guide for New Florida Residents
Florida is an unique and special place. No wonder why so many folks from other states move here! If you've recently moved to Florida and are struggling to understand your yard, use the resources outlined in this guide to help you get acquainted with your new environment


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    Why Slow Cookers Are Here to Stay
    Slow cookers were first introduced in the 1940’s and it was originally intended to prepare a traditional Jewish dish that needed to cook all day. In the 1970’s, the design was sold to another manufacturer and was rebranded as a "Crock Pot", and they quickly became a popular kitchen appliance in millions of households


    Post Storm Landscape Tips
    Post Storm Landscape Tips Immediately following storm: Identify and manage potential hazards Get help with any debris or branches near power/communication lines Watch for lifting roots that may interact with underground utilities or irrigation Check for leaning trees and hanging limbs, contact a professional arborist to assess Stand up smaller leaning trees Trees with trunks less than 4 inches in.