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Appalled by Galls
By Rebekah Heppner, Pinellas County Master Gardener Volunteer I was very excited when my starry rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) came back after looking dead all winter. Then it bloomed
New Episode From Naturally Florida: “Microplastics – What are they?”
Plastic pollution has been a known problem for decades, but more recently researchers have been focusing on this idea of microplastics, that is, plastic particles about 5mm in size or smaller. Where do microplastics come from? What are the threats? And what can we do? Find out in this episode
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4-H Leg: 50 Years of Giving Youth a Voice in Government
There’s a famous quote, often attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, that we must “be the change we wish to see in the world.” Few of us take the opportunity to meet that challenge
Here’s how the urban water cycle impacts your neighborhood
We have all seen or learned the water cycle at some point in our lives, whether we were paying attention or not. Perhaps you sang a song to remember all the terms or drew the cycle of water as a kid
Leaves: Bag ‘em or Leave ‘em?
By Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer I thought about leaves a lot last month. There wasn’t time to write up my thoughts then because, well, there were So
2022 Community Water Wise Awards: Is your yard a winner? Enter your landscape today to find out!
By: Doris Heitzmann, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program Manager. The Community Water Wise Awards Program is sponsored by Tampa Bay Water and was created to recognize individuals and businesses committed to conserving water resources and protecting the environment by implementing the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles
New Episode from Naturally Florida: Coyotes are here to stay!
You have probably seen headlines about coyote population explosions, or perhaps your NextDoor app has informed you about recent coyote sightings in your neighborhood. Coyotes still feel like a relatively new species here in Florida, but they made their way here in the 1970s and can now be found in every county in Florida