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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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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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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

Healthy Heart Month
A healthy heart is a key part of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. February is American Hearth Month because heart disease is the leading cause of death of people in the world

02/01/2019

Closing up your Florida home: security considerations
In our final post to this six-part series, we will provide some security considerations as you prepare your home for an extended stay away. Whether you are leaving for a month or several months, you want to protect your home from intruders

05/17/2019

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

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

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    Healthy Heart Month
    A healthy heart is a key part of a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. February is American Hearth Month because heart disease is the leading cause of death of people in the world

    02/01/2019

    Holiday Shopping Reminders
    While the holidays are often considered the most wonderful time of the year, they also take a toll on your wallets and the environment. But do not worry, there are plenty of ways to avoid breaking the bank this holiday season and to lessen your impact on the environment

    12/07/2018