Protecting yourself from mosquitos

Mosquitoes are a pesky nuisance Floridians are all too familiar with, especially this time of year. They are not only a blood-sucking nuisance but they carry many diseases. Mosquito-borne diseases of public health concern in Florida include St. Louis encephalitis,…

From the fields, to their forks

Youth learn about agriculture during 4-H day camp Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. As time passes, as cities grow and farmlands become swallowed up by neighborhoods, shopping centers and roads, consumers who buy their fruits, vegetables or meats in a…

The greens of summer

Jennifer Mason Guest Columnist The hot days of summer are here and I especially love the cool greens of the garden. Daytime sun wilts most of the flowers, but the greens of the understory thrive. River oats, Chasmanthium latifolium, is…

Women in agriculture

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. For as long as agriculture has been a part of society, women have worked equally alongside men to run the fields, farms, ranches and orchards that bring forth the bounty of vegetables, dairy products and…