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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?… 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… 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… 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… Read More

Enjoy the Water Safely This Summer

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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… 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… 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… Read More

How to Garden (or Not) on St. George Island, FL

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove   “I am not retiring in Min-ne-so-ta, just so you know,” is how my dearly departed wife (Diane) informed me that she had her eye on St…. Read More

Getting Older Amaryllis Bulbs to Bloom in the Garden

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Ask Wakulla County Master Gardener Volunteer Jenny Lorch Two years ago, my husband and myself bought a home with a big garden in Crawfordville, Florida.  There were several amaryllis (Hippeastrum x hybridum) plants that looked… Read More

Another great Florida Panhandle summer plant: Brown-eyed Susan

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Recently I wrote about Firebush, Hamelia patens, a great summer shrub.  Today, it’s Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia triloba, a tough summer flowering plant with a profusion of sunny yellow… Read More

Bay-Friendly Landscaping

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Ask Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteer James Hargrove Residents of Franklin County all have two things in common:  we live on or very near a bay or river, and we miss seeing the oystermen who… Read More

4-H Wakulla Welcomes Christine (Christy) Pearson

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UF/IFAS EXTENSION HIRES NEW WAKULLA 4-H PROGRAM ASSISTANT LEADER CHRISTINE PEARSON CONTACT INFO – (850) 901-7092, EMAIL: CHRISTINEPEARSON@UFL.EDU         Crawfordville, FL – Wakulla 4-H Agent Dr. Rachel Pienta announced today that Christy Pearson… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

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Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to… Read More

Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

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FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid.  Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting.  Even those of us that are native Floridians… Read More