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UF/IFAS Extension
St Lucie County

The Cooperative Extension Service is nationwide and was established by the Smith-Lever Act of 1914. It is a partnership between state land grant universities, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the county governments throughout the nation.

(772) 462-1660
8400 Picos Road, Ste 101
Fort Pierce, FL 34945


Main Office: Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm
South County: Morningside Branch Library Tuesdays & Fridays 1 p.m.-3

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Growing Olive Tree in Florida
Scientific Name: Olea europaea Common Names: Olive Origin: Mediterranean Basin (Italy, Spain, Morocco, Greece, France, and Portugal) Family: Oleaceae Other plants in the Oleaceae family: lilac, jasmine, forsythia, ash tree Climate: Because olive is native to the Mediterranean, it grows best in a climate where the summer is.


What's Going on in Florida

Celebrate LGBT Pride Month in June
LGBT Pride Month Background Why do people celebrate LGBT Pride month in June?  It is celebrated every June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in NYC.  If you live in South Florida like I do, you can visit the Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale to learn more about the Stonewall Uprising


This Hurricane Season, Be Prepared for Anything
The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1. Are you ready? Maybe you think you’re ready—you’ve got some bottled water and canned goods to last a few days


Citrus Greening Myths and Facts
Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening, is a serious bacterial disease that affects citrus in Florida, as well as many citrus production areas worldwide. The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) is the insect responsible for spreading citrus greening


Atala Infographic Wins Award
Introduction I am honored to announce that my colleague Michele Wood and I are the recipients of the Association of Communication Excellence International Bronze Award in the Graphic Design Posters category for the Atala Steppingstone Infographic. Michele provided her graphic artistry skills to expertly interpret the strategy used to conserve rare atala butterflies while I provided insight on atala biology and


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    Preserving Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Skin
    Introduction Meet Freckles.


    Florida Master Naturalist Coastal Shoreline Restoration Course Graduation April 8, 2022
    The UF/IFAS Extension offices in St. Lucie, Martin and Escambia Counties congratulates the newest graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program Coastal Shoreline Restoration course on April 8, 2022