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UF/IFAS Extension
Martin County

Martin County Extension is under the Land Grant University system and the University of Florida in partnership with local government. Our mission: To provide research-based knowledge and educational programs enabling people to make practical decisions to improve their quality of life.

Contact

martin@ifas.ufl.edu
(772) 288-5654
2614 SE Dixie Hwy.
Stuart, FL 34996

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
The Master Gardener Help Desk: Monday through Friday - times vary.

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Hurricane Prepardness for the Landscape
We all know we need to prepare ourselves and our homes for hurricanes, but have you ever thought about preparing your landscape for these powerful storms? Building codes exist to reduce damage from strong winds and high water on structures, but there are no standards for designing and maintaining hurricane-resistant landscapes. However, by choosing the right plants and maintaining them correctly, we can greatly reduce storm damage

06/20/2019

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Welcome – Jennifer Pelham
Meet our new County Extension Director by Liz Southers Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Pelham, the new director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Martin County. It was an exciting opportunity to talk with Jennifer because this position can be very challenging and rewarding

05/18/2018

Microgreens, grow your own!
Have you ever thought of growing your own microgreens?  If you're not sure what they are, microgreens are young, tender greens used as entree garnishes or salad ingredients.  A variety of crops, including cabbage, beet, kale, mustard, radish, swiss chard, and amaranth, can be grown commercially or even for home use as microgreens

02/28/2018

UF Flora and Fauna Festival to feature interactive science, food and fun
Who:    UF/IFAS Doctor of Plant Medicine Program What:    The public is invited to learn about plants, bugs and more at this event, which will highlight local vendors, interest groups, students and businesses. Attendees can take guided tours of the UF/IFAS Natural Teaching Area and learn about the science of prescribed burns

02/03/2020

Where are my air potato beetles?
By Dr. Christopher Kerr1 and Dr

06/03/2019

Welcome, Natalie Parkell
Press release by Liz Southers The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Martin County Is Proud To Announce Our New 4-H Agent, Natalie Parkell. June 28, 2018- Stuart, FL The University of Florida IFAS Extension Martin County is announcing and welcoming Natalie Parkell as the Martin County 4-H Youth Development Program Agent

06/28/2018

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    Microgreens, grow your own!
    Have you ever thought of growing your own microgreens?  If you're not sure what they are, microgreens are young, tender greens used as entree garnishes or salad ingredients.  A variety of crops, including cabbage, beet, kale, mustard, radish, swiss chard, and amaranth, can be grown commercially or even for home use as microgreens

    02/28/2018

    Container Gardens for Florida
    Container Gardening made easier.

    11/22/2017