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UF/IFAS Extension
Miami-Dade County

The UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County is the liaison between research conducted by scientists at the University of Florida and other universities and our local community.

(305) 248-3311
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030


Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Cool Tips for the Outdoor Life in Summer
Got the gardening bug? Craving a walk in the park? Even in the extreme heat of summer some of us just need to get outdoors every day. Nature and nurture calls to us


What's Going on in Florida

2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season
Another year another hurricane season! The season is June 1 to November 31, six long months. Are you ready for the season? When a hurricane or tropical storm hits, it could cause a lot of stress to you, your family and community


4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge


Florida-Friendly Landscaping Blog Series: Right Plant, Right Place
What you do in your landscape matters. From the fertilizers you apply, to the water you use, your landscaping practices can potentially have adverse effects on Florida’s land, water, and wildlife


World Reef Awareness Day
As with many environmentally themed holidays, I consider them as taking place every day, and World Reef Awareness Day is no different. Coral biology 101 Coral reefs are made up of a multitude of organisms, but the shining star of the group are the stony corals


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    Do you have a strong community in your neighborhood?
    Coming together builds social capital, which can be used to improve community resilience. Resilience is often thought of as a personal quality, something we each must develop to weather the storms of life


    FMNP Coastal Systems-a hybrid experience
    By Ana Zangroniz & Laura Tiu Earlier this month, my esteemed colleague Laura Tiu (Walton County Florida Sea Grant Agent), and I concluded our first hybrid Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) course. We taught Coastal Systems following on the heels of a successful fully virtual Freshwater Systems course that we offered last summer