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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.

Contact

dade@ifas.ufl.edu
(305) 248-3311
18710 SW 288th Street
Homestead, FL 33030

Hours

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

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Gardening for the Birds!
Kudos to our Sea Grant Agent, Ana Zangroniz for creating a blog to celebrate our 2nd National Wildlife Day  on September 4th this year. And yes the Fall Migratory Season of the Atlantic Flyway is happening now! At our Extension Office we have already spotted hummingbirds from afar, Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers everywhere flittering after insects, and Wood Thrushes

09/13/2021

What's Going on in Florida

2021 Brings New Conversations
2021 began slowly, but somehow, we are already into the second month! My colleagues at Miami-Dade Eco Adventures are pleased to continue the “Conservation Conversations” webinar series for the winter-spring season, with webinars once a month from January through May at 12:00pm. The list of topics and links to register are below

02/03/2021

The Rural Telehealth Initiative: Lowering Barriers to Health Care
For me, a visit to the doctor can be an inconvenience. Between fighting traffic, finding a parking spot, checking in and doing time in the waiting room, I usually have to carve out an hour or more of my day, all for about 15 minutes of quality time with the doctor

08/06/2021

National Wildlife Day
Tomorrow marks a holiday so fabulous that it’s celebrated twice a year. On September 4 and February 22, we celebrate National Wildlife Day, created to bring recognition to not only enjoy and appreciate the types of wildlife we have living on this planet, but to also create a call to action to preserve and protect our biodiversity

09/03/2021

Tropical Fruit–Longan
Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Longan by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Longan Botanical name: Dimocarpus longan Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Kohala About the fruit: The longan peel is a dull brown and has sweet, earthy, textured pulp surrounding a single seed

09/01/2021

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    Downstream of COVID-19
    As a UF/IFAS extension agent I, like all my extension colleagues, receive a lot of resources about the state of the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, as someone who specializes in water resources, I couldn’t envision how COVID-19 would impact those areas where I spend most of my working hours – water quality and harmful algal blooms

    08/30/2021

    What Effects do Forest Fires have on the Storage of Carbon?
    The other day I was enjoying a nice breakfast, when I saw a man sitting next to me with his bicycle. Of course, my wife started talking with him! It turns out that he is a professor from Columbia, NY who, as far as I could understood, teaches something related to climate change

    08/26/2021