Hillsborough County Extension Service highlights the many benefits of outdoor gardening and landscaping

Long day at work? Feeling stressed out? Take a few seconds to sit back, relax, and learn about the many services and resources offered through Hillsborough County Extension. 

UF/IFAS Extension in Hillsborough County is an educational service provided by University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) and Hillsborough County.

Extension provides education and services in: 

  • 4-H Youth Development 
  • Agriculture 
  • Family, Nutrition, Health & Finance Education 
  • Lawn & Garden 
  • Urban Trees, Forestry & Natural Resources 
  • Professional Horticulture Services 

Extension services aren’t only educational, they can also benefit your mental health and wellness. Staff members say gardening and landscaping provides a sense of purpose, is relaxing, and can help take your mind off life’s everyday stresses. Not to mention, growing your own fruits and vegetables contributes to a healthy diet. 

Extension experts give advice on growing your own vegetable garden, composting, and more services provided by Hillsborough County Extension.

Hillsborough County Mindful Mondays 

Mindful Mondays promotes different ways you can make your mental health a priority, despite having a busy schedule. From chair yoga virtual classes to tips on how to decompress after a long day, Hillsborough County's Mindful Mondays has various interactive resources for you to access no matter what day or time it is. New content updated on a continuing basis. 

Last Modified: 4/19/2024, 6:41:11 PM

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