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CONVERSATION OF A LIFETIME WORKSHOP, Communicating about End-of-Life Issues

CONVERSATION OF A LIFETIME WORKSHOP , Communicating About End-of-Life Issues   September 17th, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Havana Community Center, Havana Florida Have you spoken to your family and your doctor about end-of-life issues? It is never… Read More

Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative

Tri-Eagle Sales Partners with UF/IFAS Extension in Gadsden County for Wellness Initiative Gardening and Stress Management for Local Businesses   Midway, FL – Tri-Eagle Sales and the UF/IFAS Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences and the Master Gardener Programs have… Read More

Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!

Don’t Let A Tick Ruin Your Summer!       Photo source: http://photos.ifas.ufl.edu. Does the mere thought of ticks make you feel itchy all over? Ticks are not a fun thing to talk about, but we can’t ignore… 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

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

dock in a pond

During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites. However, the… Read More

Staying Safe Online

Article and Audio Introduction by Samantha Kennedy So much of our lives these days takes place on the internet. From watching movies to buying groceries to chatting with friends and family, we are online a lot, which is… Read More

Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu

Cleaning Your Home After an Illness Like the Flu Seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are most common during the fall and winter, with peak activity occurring between December and February.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

Moonflower (Ipomoea alba)

Oct 2020 MGV Linda Clemens feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Last night, I counted 15 moonflowers blooming on the fence around the vegetable garden.   The huge white flowers, 6 to 8 inches in diameter, open at sunset and close again in… Read More

Extending Bloom Time

Extending Bloom Time October 2020 feat

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 color during this… Read More

Peanut Butter is a Healthy Snack

open jar of peanut butter

Article and audio introduction by Samantha Kennedy, Family and Consumer Sciences One of the most versatile, nutritious, and shelf-stable foods out there is peanut butter.  Thought to be first invented by the Inca in ancient times, a version… Read More

True Indigo (Indigofera tinctoria)

Sept 2020 MGV Linda Clemens

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   A couple of years ago, I visited Kingsley Plantation in Jacksonville, part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.  An interpretive garden contained many of the crop plants that were historically… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

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 like this is… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

380 Million Hurricane Michael feat

  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. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

Ask Michelle Hackmeyer Aug 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Do you have a hot, dry, full sun area that you would like to make into some kind of interesting garden bed?  First let me be clear when I say ‘full… Read More

Gingers

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green For a lovely tropical appearance in some of your shady spots, try ornamental gingers.  In North Florida gingers are tender perennials that will go dormant in the winter after a frost.  Their… Read More