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Category: Home Landscapes

Container Gardening with Kids

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening.  There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits.  But one of the best things is your… Read More

Making Use of That Fall Pumpkin

With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, it’s time to clear out those fall decorations in order to make room for Christmas trees, lights, and gingerbread houses.  But think again before tossing out that big orange… Read More

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County

Florida’s climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October.  The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year.  The oldest… Read More

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas?  Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia.  Most people might not know the… Read More

2018 Annual Farm Judging Competition

Since 1993, the Lafayette County Extension Office has hosted a Farm Judging and Farm Manager Contest.  Over the 26 years, over 5,000 youth have participated.  FFA and 4-H members from 16 different schools and clubs… Read More

Fresh Access Bucks: Farmers Markets and SNAP Unite

Florida Certified Organic Growers & Consumers’ approach to addressing food access, affordability and nutrition education is unique in that it works with the full food system from producer to consumer.  With almost five years of… Read More

What Will I Do With All Of These Vegetables?

fresh vegetables

A home garden is great, but what do you do with all those vegetables that you harvest?  How can you make those vegetables last all winter long?   Freezing vegetables is a great way to… Read More