CONVERSATION OF A LIFETIME WORKSHOP, Communicating about End-of-Life Issues

CONVERSATION OF A LIFETIME WORKSHOP , Communicating About End-of-Life Issues   September 17th, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Havana Community Center, Havana Florida Have you spoken to your family and your doctor about end-of-life issues? It is never… Read More

Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative

Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative Gardening and Stress Management for Local Businesses   Midway, FL – Tri-Eagle Sales and the UF/IFAS Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences and the Master Gardener Programs have… Read More

Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!

Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!       Photo source: http://photos.ifas.ufl.edu. Does the mere thought of ticks make you feel itchy all over? Ticks are not a fun thing to talk about, but we can’t ignore… Read More

Sizzling Tips for Safe Grilling

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular… Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

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During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

Staying Safe Online

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy So much of our lives these days takes place on the internet. From watching movies to buying groceries to chatting with friends and family, we are online a lot, which is… Read More

Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu

Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are most common during the fall and winter, with peak activity occurring between December and February.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

Lantana, Mexican petunia are invasives

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Autumn, Natural Pallet of Shades and Hues Autumn is usually considered the season of colors in the natural parts of north Florida, and other locations in North America. This tonal attribute is commonly credited to the foliage changes as… Read More

FREE Copy of the “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” Magazine

20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers

Create Your Own Wildflower Oasis For The Pollinators     UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office invites you to pick up a FREE copy, (2 per household) of the beautiful full color  “20 Easy-To-Grow Wildflowers” magazine produced by Florida Wildflower Foundation. 22… Read More

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Fall Canning – Jams & Jellies

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  WHAT: Fall Canning Workshop – Jams & Jellies DATE: October 27, 2018 TIME: 9:00am – Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $15/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at (850) 926-3931.  … Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

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 what is called an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK). Be… Read More

Wakulla 4-H Shooting Sports Club Organized for Youth Success

4-H Shooting

4-H Shooting Sports Club Meeting Crawfordville. Florida –  Wakulla 4-H held the first meeting of the 2018-19 program year on Tuesday, September 18 at the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Office in Crawfordville.  Generous community support from the Wakulla County… Read More

September Gardens 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Gardeners In North Florida September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in north Florida. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences… Read More

Autumn Here 9-13-2018

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By Les Harrison Tale Of The Ant And The Grasshopper Aesop, the Greek fabulist, told the moralistic tale of the ant and the grasshopper more than 2500 years ago. The ant was wisely industrious and prepared for the… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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 why this came to be, but it is clear many kids… Read More

Native Plants At The Fall Plant Sale

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Plant Sale – Saturday, September 22, 2018 Planted here are some native plants we will have available at the fall plant sale, scheduled for Saturday, September 22.  Many attract desirable wildlife – birds, bees and butterflies! Coral Bean… Read More

Hidden Household Hazards

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30,000 people die each year in the United States due to unintentional injury within the home environment. An… Read More