Six Common Falling Hazards in the Home

edge of a round area rug

As we get older, our risk of falling increases. In fact, falling once doubles the chances of falling again. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of five falls causes serious injury such… Read More

Those mysterious craters in the yard

Mystery holes WN 4-18-19 feat

Spring has sprung in Wakulla County, and the fact is reflected in the activity of the local flora and fauna. As expected, plants are sprouting leaves and blooming, and insect activity is accelerating. Curiously, other cryptic manifestations indicate… Read More

2019 Tropicana Speech Contest Winners Go To District

4-H Tropicanna Public Speaking feat

Congratulations to the 2019 First Place Tropicana Speech Contest winners who will represent Wakulla County at District Competition on May 4, 2019: Brooke Baum 5th grade Wakulla Christian School Speech title: E Pluribus Unum Vanessa Foreman 6th grade… Read More

Keeping Cast Iron as Good as New

cast iron skillets

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of my absolute favorite kitchen tools is my cast iron skillet. Actually, I have three cast iron skillets of different sizes, one to fit every need…. Read More

Make Grocery Shopping Sustainable

reusable grocery bags

Written by: Heidi Copeland, UF/IFAS Extension Leon County Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County Sustainability should not just be a buzzword during Earth Month.  The fact that everybody either shops for or eats groceries means the whole grocery shopping… Read More

Master Gardener 2019 Plant Sale Turnout

2019 MG Plant Sale feat

Planning and Preparing Saturday, April 6, 2019, we hosted our 5th annual Spring Plant Sale.  Planning for our group began last fall, with many of us dividing perennials, planting seeds, and rooting cuttings during the winter months.  The… Read More

About the Tropicana Public Speaking Competition

4-H Tropicanna Public Speaking feat

The County Competition The County competition will take place on Thursday April 11, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at the Wakulla County Extension Office. First place winners in the 4th/5th and 6th grade county divisions will receive a full 4-H Summer… Read More

Demystifying Pressure Cooking

Pressure valve on pressure cooker

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Pressure cooking is a terrific way to cook delicious meals in half the time (or less!). Increasing the pressure inside the cooker increases the temperature faster, so… Read More