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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Hurricane Dorian & Plant Nursery Checklist
According to National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a major hurricane as it approaches the Florida peninsula Landfall remains likely along East Central and/or Southeast Florida coast Forecast movement has slowed, with an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surge and.


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Hurricanes and nursery crops
There is a relation between hurricanes, nursery crops and economy in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is the number #1 producer in ornamental plants that you may see in every office, house or landscape in the US


Have you made time for yourself?
By: Kimber Sarver. 4-H Extension Agent


Camellias Offer Fall/Winter Color
Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After enjoying the lovely colors of wildflowers and leaves changing in September and October, there are few plants in my landscape that offer a punch of color in late fall like camellias.  I planted a large bed of sasanqua camellias for my husband whose birthday is in November in hopes that we could celebrate him with flowers each year


Ready Player One – How do you Escape?
Author: Kimber Sarver, 4-H Extension Agent Without giving away the plot, Ready Player Oneis about escaping into a virtual world called The Oasis. This virtual world is limited only by your imagination


Meet our Spring Volunteer: Manuel Ponce
Manuel, is a shy but diligent young person, who approached me to work as a volunteer within the UF/IFAS Extension Program I conduct in Miami-Dade County for commercial ornamental clientele. I still remember one of his emails quoting: I am available any hour from any day Ms


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    Have you made time for yourself?
    By: Kimber Sarver. 4-H Extension Agent


    Sleepy Life ≠ Healthy Life
    By: Kimber Sarver. 4-H Extension Agent If you are reading this right now it’s either because you want to know how to get more sleep or you want to help someone you know get more sleep