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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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If you are still using “123456” as your password…
Now might be the time to change it! According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Florida is in the top 5 states where ID theft complaints were made. Identity theft is a severe problem, especially for young people just starting to establish their credit


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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


Cool Off with these UF/IFAS Extension Podcasts
I’m not gonna lie--it’s hot outside! Summer heat in Florida is more than a matter of comfort—it's a health and safety issue. If you want to limit your outdoor exposure, but still keep up on topics like gardening, nature watching, farming, beekeeping, or the latest in scientific research, podcasts are a great way to do that


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


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


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    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


    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