The Monroe County Extension Office is dedicated toward serving Monroe County by providing objective information to individuals, businesses, and agencies for better decision making and by creating programs and services that provide learning opportunities that empower people to improve their lives.
1100 Simonton St. Ste. 2-260
Key West, FL 33040
Proposed Rule to list Queen Conch as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
Queen Conch (current scientific name Alger gigas, formerly Strombus gigas) is such an iconic animal in the Florida Keys that local born residents are called “conchs,” especially those living near Key West, Florida. Most locals have their own recipes for conch salad (aka conch ceviche) and conch fritters
How much will the holiday season cost this year?
We all are feeling the pinch of inflation. Everywhere from gas to the grocery store
This Thanksgiving, Thank a Farmer
This Thanksgiving Day, families and friends across the country will gather to show gratitude for our good fortune by sitting down together over a meal. Not just any meal, but a proper feast, with multiple courses, side dishes, appetizers and desserts
Landscape Storm Recovery
Para acceder a esta comunicación en español, por favor utilice este enlace. Hurricane Ian made an impact as it passed west of the Keys
What is This? Gall Mites!
Visiting different properties around the Keys, I’ve noticed an increased number of Mexican petunia plants, Ruellia simplex, covered in white patches. These aren’t mealybugs or whiteflies, it is caused by gall mites and it's the plants response to the feeding
What’s Growing On? Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program Annual Report
Each year people express interest in the Volusia County Master Gardener Volunteer Program based on the encounters with volunteers within the community. Our volunteers work hard providing an invaluable service to the community by extending UF/IFAS extension-based information to local citizens
What’s Growing On? Volunteer Retention the Roots of the Program
When selecting volunteers to carry out your program’s mission, we often spend ample time on parts of the marketing and training sector. Over time, the program begins to operate in a robotic manner as we continue with the annual components of marketing, training, and recognition