Maria Quirico

Maria Quirico is the University of Florida, IFAS Monroe County Extension Environmental Horticulture Agent. In this role, she actively promotes the principles of Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and offers the community essential education, guidance, and resources concerning horticultural and environmental topics.

THESE LANDSCAPING PRACTICES AIM TO PRESERVE FLORIDA’S PRECIOUS WATER RESOURCES

The Green Industries Best Management Practices (GI-BMP) training aims to preserve Florida's water resources by educating on methods to reduce pollutants such as hydrocarbons,...

SEARCHING FOR SOIL: OVERCOME SALINITY & SCARCITY WITH THESE GARDENING TIPS

Soil, the bedrock of terrestrial life, is a dynamic blend of minerals, organic matter and living organisms shaped by millennia of geological and ecological...

THIS UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA PROGRAM OFFERS INSIGHTS INTO SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPING

In an age of environmental awareness, the Florida-friendly landscaping (FFL) program offers practical insights into sustainable landscaping practices.  Led by the University of Florida's Institute...

A LOOK AT THE NATIVE EVERGREENS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

As the holiday season unfolds in the Florida Keys, a unique blend of festive cheer paints the streets and homes of our coastal paradise.  While...

CAN PUMPKINS GROW IN THE FLORIDA KEYS?

Pumpkins hold significant cultural value worldwide, symbolizing themes of harvest, abundance and changing seasons. They are versatile in culinary traditions, from pumpkin pies to...

Popular

KEYS HISTORY: THE ALBURYS & AN OLD CONCH HOME

The Reef Environmental and Education Foundation (REEF) invited me...

SUMMER HEAT SENDS LOCALS INTO HIBERNATION

Outside the snow is blowing, drifting against the base...

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get Keys Weekly delivered right to your inbox along with a daily dose of Keys News.

Success! Please check your email for confirmation.