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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).

(727) 582-2100
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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The Truce About Beautyberries
Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee No, that’s not a typo. I don’t meant truth, I mean truce


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Sustainable Floridians
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


NFREC Quincy—100 Years of Service and Adaptation
It was the summer of 1978. I had just graduated with a BS degree in Agronomy from the Ohio State University


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


Dog Days of Summer
by Rebekah Heppner, Master Gardener Volunteer Trainee Wikipedia says that the dog days of summer refers to “the period following the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Hellenistic astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad dogs, and bad luck.” I can definitely relate to that, but Wikipedia also says the dog days ended


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    Hot? Grow (don’t throw) some shade!
    August in Florida can be unbearably hot. Shade in your landscape can make you more comfortable outside and in


    Become A Water Steward!
    Working With Water, Working With People To make a difference concerning the issues surrounding water quality and quantity in our communities, we must understand the various ways in which we interact with water. As Floridians, we are connected to our oceans and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our neighborhood ponds and lakes