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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What Good Are Trees Anyway?
Note: This blog is was inspired by an article in the Homes section of Tampa Bay Times, so while the focus is on homeowners, the information is relevant to everyone! As a homeowner (which I cannot relate), trees can be your best friend or your worst nightmare. I’m here to convince you that trees can be your best friend, but it takes some work, like all friendships do
Happy Holidays from Florida-Friendly Landscaping
Greetings, The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ team at UF/IFAS Extension Pinellas County, Doris and Melissa, would like to thank you for your support this past year. We are grateful for your ongoing interest in our virtual classes and learning
What's Going on in Florida
Are you interested in sustainability? Do you want to learn more sustainability and why it matters? UF/IFAS will be hosting an 8-week online class that will provide students a deeper understanding of the interconnectivity and aspects of the modern world including transportation, climate changes, land use issues, and developing community leadership skills. To join the introductory class please sign up at
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
Giving Thanks for Trees
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee How many trees are there in the City of St. Petersburg? No, this isn’t a trick question or a game like how many marbles in the jar
Fall weather is on the horizon, which hopefully means we will all be spending some more time outside. Perhaps you’re already a bird watcher, but if not, this article might pique your interest
The Truce About Beautyberries
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee No, that’s not a typo. I don’t meant truth, I mean truce
We’ve Got a Lot Growin’ On!
What does community mean to you? Fellowship, shared experiences, failures, and hopefully successes? Us too! Here at the Ochs Community Garden it means growing and learning together, sweating and digging together, and celebrating and sharing the fruits of our labor. The Ochs Garden is a