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UF/IFAS Extension
Pinellas County

UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County is the local branch of a nationwide network of land grant universities providing non-biased, research-based information to America's citizens. In our state, Extension's land grant link is the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences(IFAS).

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gardenhelp@pinellascounty.org
(727) 582-2100
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

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Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Tips for Eating Healthy with Your Family
Food is an integral part of who we are and impacts our lives, therefore eating nutritious and healthy food is essential. What we eat not only impacts our health in the present but also in the future

06/25/2019

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Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall
The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it's first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019.  The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening

05/03/2019

An Earth Day Update from Sustainable Living
As we kick off Earth Month, let us take the time to review sustainability. The word is used a lot nowadays so we are going to recap what it means and some of the Sustainable Living programs we are hosting for Earth Day! What is Sustainability? The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability defines it as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own

04/05/2019

Camellias Offer Fall/Winter Color
Ask Master Gardener JoAnn Green After enjoying the lovely colors of wildflowers and leaves changing in September and October, there are few plants in my landscape that offer a punch of color in late fall like camellias.  I planted a large bed of sasanqua camellias for my husband whose birthday is in November in hopes that we could celebrate him with flowers each year

11/01/2019

Sinking your Water Footprint
Many of us have heard the term “carbon footprint” when talking about climate change and resource use. But what about other resources like water or energy? The concept is the same! All of the water you use in a year is your “water footprint

06/10/2019

Cool Summer Savings
As we Floridians know it is that time of year again, which means spending more money on keeping ourselves cool. Here are some cool summer savings tips on how to lower your utility bill and also stay comfortable:   Fans work great to cool you down – don’t forget to turn them off when you are not around since they do not cool the air, just your body

05/03/2019

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    An Earth Day Update from Sustainable Living
    As we kick off Earth Month, let us take the time to review sustainability. The word is used a lot nowadays so we are going to recap what it means and some of the Sustainable Living programs we are hosting for Earth Day! What is Sustainability? The University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability defines it as “meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own

    04/05/2019

    2019 Youth Earth Day Mail Art Contest
    UF/IFAS Extension invites kids 18 and under to participate in the Earth Day Mail Art Competition! Pick up your colored pencils, paintbrush, and scissors and get creative!   This year’s theme is #PlasticFreeLifestyle – there is so much plastic in the world and a lot of it does not get recycled. We want YOU to show us how you live a #PlasticFreeLifestyle! The rules are simple: you can submit any original artwork that can be

    03/04/2019