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
Chives: A Reliable Herb In A Keys Garden
Chives are a perennial member of the onion family. Onion chives (Allium schoenoprasum) and garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) are both reliable pops of green in a Keys herb garden
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
What's Going on in Florida
It’s Census Time, Do it Online!
Census 2020 – Complete the Count! It’s finally here and UF/IFAS Extension has an important role to support a complete count in this year’s census. Census funds are important to Monroe County to support infrastructure (roads, bridges, schools), SNAP, Head Start, grants for mental health services, and so much more! Did you know that Extension is funded by the USDA and we help communities in every state and almost every county
Educational First Responders for the Post-Pandemic World
A year ago, many of us thought the COVID-19 pandemic would be a moment in time, something to tell the grandchildren about. Now it looks more like a turning point in history
Virtually all of the plastic ever produced has been created since WWII. Prior to that, plastic products and packaging as we know them did not exist
New Fertilizer Ordinance for Monroe County
Monroe County Board of County Commissioners recently passed a fertilizer ordinance with the intent of limiting nutrient applications to turf and landscape plants. Nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen, have the potential to contribute to water pollution through surface water runoff and soil leaching
Online Shopping Scams
Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. How this scam works While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately scammers can use the anonymous nature of the internet to rip off unsuspecting shoppers
What is a Crypto Scam?
Almost 6,800 consumers reported more than $80 million in cryptocurrency-investment scam losses during the six months ending March 31, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned. The median loss was $1,900