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Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Oct 2020 MGV Linda Clemens feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

CFAP 2 Will Cover an Additional 40 Commodities; Including Farmed Molluscan Shellfish

On September 17, 2020, President Trump and US Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced a second phase of an important program assisting America’s farmers. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 1) was originally announced in April 2020 and… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

Extending Bloom Time October 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some color during this… Read More

Accept the Challenge: Donate peanut butter to feed local families

Spread the word – or, in this case, the peanut butter! As many people continue to experience the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closing of the Apalachicola Bay,  an increased demand for food bank assistance… Read More

Peanut Butter is a Healthy Snack

open jar of peanut butter

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most versatile, nutritious, and shelf-stable foods out there is peanut butter.  Thought to be first invented by the Inca in ancient times, a version… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

380 Million Hurricane Michael feat

  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More