Educating with Extension Newsletters

Each month, the Extension Service publishes a newsletter about its exciting programs and events both past and upcoming. See what we are doing and how you can become involved. 

For our May 2019 newsletter, we featured an article written by our Environmental Horticulture Agent, Michelle Leonard-Mularz, for International Compost Awareness week, called Compost - Recycle Your Waste. 

Compostable Kitchen scraps (2). photo by Michelle Mularz

"Much of what we throw away in our garbage or put out as yard waste could be recycled right on our own property.  In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates about 30% of what we discard is food scraps and yard waste; organic materials like banana peels and coffee grounds, that through the help of beneficial critters, turns into nutrient-rich soil. Composting these materials divert them from landfills, adding another way we, as conscientious citizens, can reduce our carbon footprint...."

The newsletter also includes updates on many Extension events going on this month!

To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the May 2019 Newsletter

If you, or someone you know, would like to begin receiving these newsletters, please contact Liz Yongue, at yongue-liz@monroecounty-fl.gov or (305) 292-4501. 

Hard copies are available upon request.

Extension Services is an Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Nick T. Place, dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Single copies of UF/IFAS Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county UF/IFAS Extension offices.