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The Green Scene “March”

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March 8, 2011

Preservation Parties Some of the emerging trends in Wakulla County are gardening, buying at farmers markets and preserving food. There seems to be many explanations for the interest surge, some of which include better control over the foods ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

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February 25, 2011

Caption at end of story. Click here for high-res image GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Work & Life
Tags: Ascunce, Entomology And Nematology, Red Imported Fire Ant, Shoemaker

The Green Scene “February”

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February 18, 2011

Why Use Your Ceiling Fans? I am somewhat of a newcomer to ceiling fans; for in the Midwest, where I spent most of my life, they were considered more an option in homes. In Florida they are a necessary appliance. Each time I return to Kansas ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

South American beetle released by UF researchers benefits Florida ranchers

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January 27, 2011

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Over the past two decades, Florida cattle ranchers have spent as much as $16 million a year doing battle with an invasive weed called tropical soda apple, known ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Livestock
Tags: Biological Control, Entomology And Nematology, Gratiana Boliviana, Julio Medal, Tropical Soda Apple

The Green Scene “January”

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January 8, 2011

Topic Free Cleaning Alternatives Do you believe that the best way to learn is to teach????? I am hired to be a teacher but I believe that in the 16 years that I have been affiliated with the Kansas and Florida Cooperative Extension Services, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “December”

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December 18, 2010

Wow! What Did We Do Before Bottled Water???? Does my timing to Florida as my permanent residence correspond to the introduction of bottled water into our society or are Floridians just more prone to littering than Kansans? I can’t believe ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FDA Concerns, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

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