Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Sunscreen Made Simple

sun protection items

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The sun is already scorching here in Wakulla County and it is not even officially summer yet. It is a constant and relentless companion when we are… Read More

Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

edge of a round area rug

As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

cast iron skillets

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

A Brief History of Our Sweet Addiction

high fructose corn syrup

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences America’s Sweet Tooth It sounds a bit morbid, but a corpse’s teeth can say a lot about their life, including what they ate and the state of… Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

close-up of fresh carrots

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear… Read More

Shopping Safely Online

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in June, I wrote about a variety of tips that can help consumers stay safe online. This month, I want to revisit that topic again, with… Read More

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

Extension 4-H Summer Camps All Sewn Up

sewing summer camps

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It was a busy summer at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office, offering a variety of day camps to youth 8 to 15 years old, in an… Read More