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 September 2023 newsletter, we featured an article written by Maria Quirico, Environmental Horticulture Agent, Exploring the Price of Using Non-Native Ornamentals in Our Garden.tropical

"Who can resist the charm of exotic plants? Their vibrant  colors, unusual shapes, and intriguing origins captivate us, transporting our imagination to far-off lands. From tropical palms moved by a gentle breeze to spikey cactus adorning arid landscapes, these non-native ornamentals mesmerize us all. However, beneath their enchanting appearance lies a hidden price that begs us to look closer."

  To read the article, and find events and programs of the Extension Service, check out the September 2023 Newsletter!

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