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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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When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?
It can be confusing to hear about Florida Arbor Day in January or even National Arbor Day in April. These dates do not always mean it is the best time to plant a tree in South Florida


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


The View from Two Months In
Hello all, and welcome to a brand new year! I’ve been Dean of UF/IFAS Extension now for a little over two months. When I first started, I received a piece of advice from SVP Scott Angle: “Above all, just have fun!” he told me


Join us for 2022’s Winter/Spring Conservation Conversations!
As the new year progresses, so does the exploration and expansion of the UF/IFAS Extension & Miami Eco Adventures collaborative web series, Conservation Conversations. We began this series at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic back in April of 2020


So Many Sea Stars
Tuesday morning, January 4, 2022. The sun rose, warming up the cool air


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    2 Weeks…average lifespan of our collective New Year’s Resolutions
    Just like my own yearly resolutions to lose weight, get in shape and be kinder, we start the year with the best of intentions. Many of us resolve to help the environment or continue our commitment to this mission


    Tropical Fruit—Carambola
    Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Carambola by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Carambola (Star fruit) Botanical name: Averrhoa carambola Family: Oxalidaceae Good varieties: Arkin, Fwang Tung, Kary, Sri Kembangan About the fruit: When cut in a cross-section, the result is a star