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UF/IFAS Extension
Putnam County

The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences.

(386) 329-0318
111 Yelvington Rd., Suite 1
East Palatka, FL 32131


Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

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Mental Health Tips for Teens
What career path do I want to take when I finish high school? Where do I want to go for college or tech school? How will I find time to study between school, practice, and my job? Why does this person always pick on me? What if I am not as smart as everyone else in my class? Stress can be a common experience for teenagers, especially as they navigate academic, social, and personal challenges. In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness


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This Spring, Take the FFL Pledge
Spring is in the air, flowers are blooming, grass is growing and many of us are heading outdoors to spruce up our gardens and home landscapes. Yardwork is different from most home improvement projects—there’s more to it than fixing what’s broken, adding something new or redecorating


Plant Profile: Roses
Sources say that it is believed that roses have been in cultivation for nearly 5,000 years.  In a group that comprises 150 species that are spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere


Bog Gardens in the Home Landscape
In celebration of World Wetlands Day, celebrated on February 2nd, we will continue our exploration of the world of bog gardening. In one of my previous blogs, Introducing the Bog, we learned that bogs are poorly drained areas, rich in accumulated plant material, and often found near an open body of water


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    Public Speaking Tips and Tricks
    Your favorite thing is to get in front of a room full of people and speak, right? If not, you are not alone; in fact, you are part of the majority. The fear of public speaking is the most common phobia ahead of death, spiders, or heights


    Ag in the Classroom- Workshop for Teachers
    Saturday, January 28th, from 9am-2:00pm Location: Alachua Farm to School to Work Hub  2802 NE 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32641 Florida Ag in the Classroom and FNP are hosting a workshop at the Alachua Farm to School Hub here in Gainesville. The program includes a cooking class, gardening demonstration, garden yoga, and fun activities to train trainers