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100 Ways To Conserve: Tip 8

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent   Tip # 8 Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and save gallons every time.     Source — http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve

100 Ways to Conserve: Tips 6 & 7

Provided through Shelley Swenson Wakulla County Extension FCS/EFNEP Agent Tip # 6 Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as steep slopes and isolated strips.   Tip # 7 Install covers… Read More

The Green Scene “November”

Being Green:  The Conservation House At the recent Mighty Mullet Festival, Sustainable Big Bend volunteers and I provided an educational booth featuring simple changes that can be easily made in your home to save energy. … Read More

The Green Scene “October”

Recycling in the Garden Extension Agents often share ideas with each other which can be utilized both on the job and personally.  I remember an Escambia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent telling me about a… Read More

The Green Scene “September”

Recycling:  Because it is the Right Thing to Do? I can’t think of many issues that have been more controversial in our county this year than county-wide trash and recycling.  I certainly don’t have many… Read More

The Green Scene “August”

Being Green:  Learn to Preserve Food I have had such fun teaching people this spring and summer the basics of how to safely preserve food through small “canning parties” held in homes, church kitchens or… Read More

The Green Scene “June”

Wise Water Use for Floridians Sustainable Big Bend and the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office have dedicated programming time this year to assist with the University’s Sustainable Floridians program.  Our approach has been to establish… Read More

The Green Scene “May”

 Wondrous Wakulla Last week I had the privilege of being a part of Medart Elementary School’s annual Project Learning Tree.  Each year the student’s curriculum is enhanced by bringing speakers from the Big Bend area… Read More

The Green Scene “April”

A Family Visit:  A Lesson in Sustainability Last week I had a great time entertaining my daughter, her husband and their two children ages 2 and 6 months.  They made the long trip from Missouri… Read More

The Green Scene “March”

Preservation Parties Some of the emerging trends in Wakulla County are gardening, buying at farmers markets and preserving food.  There seems to be many explanations for the interest surge, some of which include better control… Read More