Category: Work & Life

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Food Dehydrating

Learn how to make your own healthy and portable snacks by drying fruits, vegetables, and herbs in a dehydrator. DATE: May 19, 2018 TIME: 9:00am to Noon WHERE: UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $10.00/person… Read More

Preserve Food And Increase Shelf Life

Preserve

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Preserving%20the%20harvest.m4a Springtime in north Florida means sunshine, blooms, and an abundance of fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Having a bumper crop is a good problem, but making sure all that… Read More

Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/wakullaco/files/2018/04/Make%20saving%20a%20habit.m4a According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low… Read More

Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud,… Read More

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Spring Vegetable Canning

Turn your spring harvest into delicious canned goodies!  Learn the basics of pressure canning vegetables, from vegetable preparation to processing. DATE: May 14, 2018 TIME: 6:00 – 9:00pm WHERE: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $10.00/person This… Read More

Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

Keeping Important Papers and Documents

How to store your important documents.

Keeping Important Papers by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County In 2005, I applied for a United States passport. As part of the application process, I had to provide an original copy of my birth certificate. Luckily, I… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Slow & Easy – Secrets to Great Slow-Cooked Favorites

healthy soup

Did you know you can make bread, cake, and even beverages is your slow cooker?  It’s for more than just pot roast and chili.  Learn tips and tricks for making the most of your slow cooker. DATE: April 9,… Read More

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses and small farmers,… Read More

Proper Food Storage is a Food Safety Must

wrapping food loosely in aluminum is not a proper food storage practice

One of the key messages during this year’s National Nutrition Month “Go Further with Food” theme involves proper food storage. So much food is wasted each year because it is not stored and handled properly, resulting in spoilage…. Read More