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Applications for 4-H Teen Leadership Camp Due April 30, 2021

Teen Leadership Camp Summer 2021 June 14-18, 2021 Location: Wakulla Visitors Center 1505 Coastal Hwy, Panacea, FL 32346 UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension and the Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners in partnership with the Wakulla… Read More

Soil has many names, just not the “D-word”

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For all my years in the classroom, I never let students say the “d-word” when discussing soil science.  In some instances, we had a “d-word” swear collection jar of a quarter when you used the… Read More

Mr. Shepard “Shep” Eubanks, We will miss you……

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Extending Bloom Time

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   I was in a local nursery last week looking for some flowering plants to replenish some of my container planters.  I wasn’t alone in my search for some… Read More

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

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All information provided by Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   PHOTOS: Photos of seed packages received by Floridians can be found… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

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  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. –… Read More

4-H Virtual Open House September 8 and 10, 2020 at 7 pm

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For families and 4-H, August means back-to-school time.  The new 4-H program year begins on September 1. A Virtual Beginning in September Throughout Florida, Extension faculty have been working with program volunteers to develop plans… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room… Read More

Aztec Grass, Mondo Grass, and Lioriope for Shady Areas

Aztec Grass June 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   All three of these non-native ‘grasses’ make lovely groundcovers and borders in the shady landscape.  Each prefers partial shade, and a few do okay in sunnier areas.  They… Read More