Extension Escambia County

Artistic Summer Snack Attack

May 29, 2012

School’s out! One way to get creative with all this extra time and to eat nutritiously is to make and eat healthy snacks. Like an arts and crafts project, making a snack can be a great summertime activity. Bonus: the kids get to eat their ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Cooking with Herbs

May 27, 2012

The perfect accompaniment to the summer’s bounty of vegetables is fresh herbs grown in YOUR garden. An herb can be defined as any part of a plant that is used an ingredient to enhance flavor, fragrance, or health. Herbs can be ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Work & Life

4-H is on Facebook!

May 27, 2012

Escambia County 4-H is on Facebook! Please "Like" our page. Stay current each week on 4-H Events. If you or your club has information, events, or pictures they would like to post, please email Allison allisonm@ufl.edu to have them added to ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth

Lots of Alternative Growing System Questions

May 24, 2012

Our office has had quite a few questions lately about the alternative growing systems featured at some of our programs and field days. While we are hoping to model the large system at other locations, we are currently working on information ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture

Upcoming programs

May 18, 2012

Check out our calendar for upcoming programs. We have Cattle Management 101 beginning on the 31st, our first Specialty Crop Field Day at the WFREC is also the 31st, we are hosting a cottage and homemade food forum on June 4th, and then we kick ... READ MORE

Category: Events

Perdido River Survey

May 14, 2012

Panhandle Outdoors Live Perdido River Field Trip Survey Please click the link above and take a moment to tell us about your experiences on the tour in which you participated. READ MORE

Category: Events, Recreation

Woodlands of Escambia County

May 3, 2012

LONGLEAF PINE FOREST During the colonial period of our country longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) dominated the landscape of the southeastern United States. During William Bartram’s visits in the late 18th century he described a forest landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources

Drought in the Panhandle

April 30, 2012

As I am sure most people have noticed, it's a little dry lately! Most of our large farms are turning to irrigation for crops they already have planted and others are hoping for rain in order for the seeds their planting to grow. Drought has ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources

Bark Lice

April 27, 2012

Bark lice are small insects that we often see in clusters on the trunks and branches of trees. When disturbed, they tend to move as a group and have therefore earned the name 'tree cattle'. These bark lice feed on molds and spores found on ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes

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