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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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8am - 5pm

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Six Things You May Not Have Known About Your Digestive System
In the last blog, we learned about nutrition, but do you know anything about the bodily system that takes the nutrients and turns it into fuel for your body? It is important to look at the systems behind every day processes that are essential to life. Specifically, the digestive system is a critical bodily system that is key to digesting the food we eat, making it into energy we can use and also getting rid of any material we can’t

06/28/2019

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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

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

UF/IFAS Experts Help Farmers Cope with Mental Stress
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla --- When some people think of a farmer, they conjure an image of a stoic, tough-as-nails figure – one who can cope with any hardship

10/03/2019

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

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

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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

    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