Category: Home Management

Community Garden Success Story in Pasco

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

Shopping Trip to the Grocery Store

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

Empty Your Home of Empty Calories

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