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Cattle Ranches Benefit All of Us
Cattle grazing land in Florida helps your life in ways you may not be aware. For example, livestock help reduce food waste in many ways
Did you know that guacamole has its own dedicated day in the US? It’s September 16th, which is also Mexico’s Independence Day (avocados are native to central Mexico and is believed to be created by Aztecs in the 16th century). What are some of your favorite ingredients to mix in? Traditional ingredients are jalapeño, chopped onion, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, lime juice, and a little bit of salt
What's Going on in Florida
Dade City Watson Park Community Gardens are Open for Planting!
January 26, 2018 was a great day for the UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office. County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent, Dr
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
Top 5 Reasons You Should Check Your Sprinklers NOW!
Yes, it's been raining buckets all summer. Hopefully your sprinklers have gotten a good rest
UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!
Q: What's wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the past few years
Make Meal Time Family Time
With kids returning to school soon, there may be some anxiety about returning to the hustle and bustle. However, as chaotic as evenings can get between pick up from extracurricular activities, helping with homework, and sticking to a bedtime routine, make sure to prioritize healthy dinners together as a family
Searching for (and finding!) fireflies… right here in Pasco County!
^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County - (filmed 7/18/21). Yes - we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact - At least 56 species of fireflies have been documented in FL!) Sadly, many people have never seen one