Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Fall Canning – Jams & Jellies

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  WHAT: Fall Canning Workshop – Jams & Jellies DATE: October 27, 2018 TIME: 9:00am – Noon LOCATION: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $15/person To register, please call Samantha Kennedy at (850) 926-3931.  … Read More

Build Your Financial First Aid Kit

Back in April, I wrote about the importance of keeping personal papers and financial documents secure. I would like to revisit that topic, with particular emphasis on what is called an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK). Be… Read More

Helping Kids Learn to Love Vegetables

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Photo credit: Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County, Family Consumer Sciences Kids and Vegetables Kids and vegetables have historically had a love-hate relationship. It is not clear why this came to be, but it is clear many kids… Read More

Hidden Household Hazards

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 30,000 people die each year in the United States due to unintentional injury within the home environment. An… Read More

Shopping Safely Online

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Back in June, I wrote about a variety of tips that can help consumers stay safe online. This month, I want to revisit that topic again, with… Read More

Extension 4-H Summer Camps All Sewn Up

close-up of child's hands using a sewing machine

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It was a busy summer at the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension office, offering a variety of day camps to youth 8 to 15 years old, in an… Read More

Back to School Survival Tips

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences The new school year begins in Wakulla County on August 10, and back to school fever is in full swing. It is an exciting and often anxious… Read More

Preparing Your Emergency Water Supply

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Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences It’s Hurricane Season! Hurricane season is in full swing and will last through November 30. If you have not prepared your emergency supply kit, and especially your… Read More

Sizzling Tips for Safe Grilling

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular… Read More

Rainy Day Activities for Families at Home in the Summer

Summer is here!  When many of us think of summer, we picture lazy and long sunny days at the lake or beach.  In Florida, the warm sunny days of summer also bring afternoon thunderstorms, as well as tropical… Read More