UF/IFAS Partnership

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University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension (UF/IFAS Extension) and Bok Tower Gardens have formed a long-term partnership that will promote experiential education programs in Polk County and throughout central Florida that encourage an appreciation for nature and science, art and culture, and food and wellness. Our initial focus is on developing an outreach program to bring gardening to schools and communities.

Mission Statement: To enhance communities through experiential education that promotes healthy living, enriches culture, and conserves natural resources.

See the impact our partnership is making
UF/IFAS impact in Polk County
UF/IFAS Gardening Calendar

How Will Your Garden Grow?Learn more about a variety of gardens from indoor options to organic gardens.

Florida Vegetable Gardening GuideLearn about a variety of tips for growing a top vegetable garden.

Provide Pollinator PowerLearn more about the basics of butterfly gardens.

Herb Garden BasicsSeason your garden with plenty of favorable herbs!

FruitscapesA fruitful garden is a happy garden! Fruitscapes is filled with great information on planting fruit trees and berry bushes.