Many parents that we come across throughout the community say it’s hard to get their kids to eat healthy. One fun idea that we’ve showed families at our lessons is to make kabobs—made with various fruits and cheeses!… Read More
Category: Home Management
To many residents in Columbia County, when they hear the word SHIP, they don’t think of boats or waterways. Instead, they think of their home. SHIP is the acronym for the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program. Through SHIP,… Read More
With the heat of the summer, some of us may not want to cook over a hot stove. Cold snacks and meals may be more refreshing for those who don’t want hot food or who want to avoid… Read More
Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are part of a class of lighting called Solid State Lighting (SSL). Unlike incandescent or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LEDs are small electronic components that convert electricity into light.
Just three months into the development of a community garden with our partner, at the Hilltop Landings Community (Pasco Housing Authority) in Dade City, and already great strides have been made. Community members have taken over all of… Read More
The parents at Gulfside Elementary had the opportunity to go on a grocery store tour this week after recently doing a trip for Lacoochee Elementary. One of the fun things about the tours is that, at the end,… Read More
Q and A: With the evening rains have come the thousands of ants. What can I do to rid these pests from my home?
from N.H., in Fort Myers Answer: There are several species of ants found in or around houses in Florida. In general, the most common ants can be grouped as house infesting, yard infesting, and carpenter ants. The most… Read More
Q and A: I have recently purchased several acres and am having a hard time getting rid of air potato. Can you provide me with some information?
from S.H., in North Fort Myers Answer: Florida is home to many exotic invasive plants. The air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) is one of many. Control of exotic/invasive plants can be difficult and tiring. There are several methods of… Read More
Q and A: I have an open aerator on my water system that now smells like rotten eggs. Do you have any ideas for troubleshooting this problem?
from G.M., via e-mail Answer: Hydrogen sulfide or sulfur is a naturally occurring contaminant, which gives water a disagreeable “rotten egg” odor and taste. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas that is found in well water and makes water… Read More
This week, the parents at Gulf Middle School learned about eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and an overview of MyPlate. After going over various food items that we commonly eat and identifying what food group they… Read More