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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Deck the Halls Safely this Christmas

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most iconic symbols of the holidays here in Wakulla County and around the world is the Christmas tree. Each year, millions of people set… Read More

5 Ways to Give Thanks this Thanksgiving

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner and along with the food, family, and football, it is a time to give thanks for the things we are… Read More

Pumpkins are the Stars of Autumn

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Now that it is finally starting to feel like autumn here in north Florida, I have begun to see more and more fall-themed decorations. While the leaves… Read More

Ancient Grains Explained

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences There are always a number of nutritional trends out there, with a new one emerging nearly every day. Some of the more recent trends include the increased… Read More

Eating Healthy on the Go

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Too Busy to Eat Healthy? Nonsense! The key to eating healthy on the go is planning ahead. With proper planning, it is easy to incorporate healthy food… Read More

Wildflowers and Native Plants Sept

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Dan Dobbins Water Resources Florida’s water resources are being challenged by the rapid increase of new residents who employ traditional land use practices. The urban standard of a manicured lawn, so popular with homeowner… Read More

Shade Gardening – Learning about “Shade”

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green While the calendar turned to September, it still is hot here in Wakulla County!  If I am out working in the landscape, I gravitate toward the shady spots to get some relief! … Read More

Prepping Pets for an Emergency

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Create an Emergency Pet Supply Kit There are still three months left in hurricane season, and now that Hurricane Dorian has come and gone from Florida, it… Read More

The Wakulla Gardener Sept/Oct 2019

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                            The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to… Read More