Category: Health & Nutrition

Sassafras Was Once The Base For Root Beer

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By, Les Harrison Sassafras Albidum Sassafras albidum is a deciduous native with a long history of multiple uses in panhandle Florida and far beyond.  Leaves of this tree have turned up in the fossil record from eons ago…. Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Quick Breads

CLASS: Quick Breads DATE: August 20, 2018 TIME: 6 – 8 PM LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Ave. in Crawfordville Learn how to make delectable breads without using yeast. This hands-on workshop will teach you the… Read More

4-H Back-to-School Grilling Contest

Wakulla 4-H will hold the Inaugural Back to School BBQ Competition on August 4 at the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension Office at 84 Cedar Avenue. Competition entries are due July 21. About the Contest The Back to School BBQ… Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

Farm Bureau Camp Scholarship

One of Three Scholarships What could be more fun than a week at 4-H Camp Timpoochee? How about winning one of three $100 scholarships provided by the Florida Farm Bureau’s Wakulla County board of directors. 4-H Camp Timpoochee… Read More

Dairy Does A Body Good

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy There are no bones about it:  osteoporosis is no joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones that break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support… Read More

Preserve Food And Increase Shelf Life

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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

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 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