What Is Community Supported Agriculture?

A CSA is a community of individuals who pledge support to a farm operation in exchange for a share in crop harvests. The growers and consumers provide mutual support and share the risks and benefits of food production. CSA members agree to directly support the local grower(s) through up-front (often monetary) contributions; in return, the growers try to provide the quantity and quality of food to meet the consumers’ needs and  More»


Managing Invasives: Mexican Petunia

Learn ways to manage the Mexican petunia, an ornamental plant that has begun to take over natural areas. More...  More»


Protect Your Money & Credit

ID theft and credit card fraud are, unfortunately, increasingly more common problems. Protect yourself with these tips. How to Use Your Credit Card Safely Never give your credit card number over the phone, unless you initiated the call. Avoid losing track of your credit card. Always check to make sure you receive your card back after you use it for a purchase. Never sign a receipt with blank spaces in it. Always check your receipt  More»


Growing Fruits in Containers

Did you know a wide variety of fruits can be successfully grown in containers? More...  More»


Saving Money on Your Utility Bill

Does your utility bill sky rocket during the hotter months? Use these tips from UF/IFAS sustainability expert Dr. Wendell Porter to lower your bill. More...  More»


Keep It Clean: How to Clean Mold

Mold thrives in humid environments, and Florida is humid throughout much of the year. Mold spores can enter homes through windows, doors, clothing, and hair—giving them the opportunity to spread and grow if they land on wet spots. People with allergies may have allergic reactions to mold in their homes. Mold also has the potential to produce toxic substances, so make sure to clean mold if it is in your home. Keep the following  More»