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Canning, an art from the past

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February 2, 2023

In the old days, food was not as readily available as today. We've come a long way with grocery stores seemingly on every corner. It's hard to imagine how our great-grandparents and those that came before them survived without such conveniences. ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tomatoes, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetables
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Cold-Protection pro tips

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January 18, 2023

Tips from the Help Desk... Cold Protection Pro Tips by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Late December and early January brought the Heartland of Florida some unexpected colder-than-usual ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension
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Master Gardener Volunteers honored

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December 22, 2022

Tuesday, December 13th the Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) of Highlands County recognized some of their members for their hard work during 2022.  The Awards banquet took place in the back room of the Caddyshack Bar and Grill in Sebring. Twenty-five ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension
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Tips from the help desk, Caring for your poinsettia, December 2022

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December 21, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Caring for your poinsettia by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator A gift that keeps on giving So, someone gave your a lovely poinsettia as a pre-Christmas ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension
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Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer training starts soon

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December 16, 2022

The First Master Gardener Volunteers In the early ’70s, two overworked Horticulture Extension Agents from Washington state came up with a bright idea. They would train volunteers in the art and science of horticulture to help them answer ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, UF IFAS Extension
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Tips from the help desk, Fall cool weather lawn fungus, November 2022

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December 16, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Fall cool weather lawn fungus by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator What up with my grass? Are you noticing large discolored patches of grass in your St. Augustine ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Large Patch Lawn Disease, Master Gardener Volunteers, Master Gardeners, Tips From The Help Desk, Turfgrass, UF IFAS Extension
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Tips from the help desk…Bats in your belfry, September 2022

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November 26, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Bats in your belfry by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Bats are known for their scary Halloween personas. That is if bats can have personas. Nevertheless, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Conservation, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, Mosquito, PolliNATION, Tips From The Help Desk, Wildlife
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Tips from the help desk…paper wasps, August 2022

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August 24, 2022

Tips from the Help Desk... Paper Wasps by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Friend or Foe? Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, PolliNATION, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension
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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

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August 10, 2022

The European honey bee The European honey bee has been in the United States for a long time. Brought here in the early 1600s by, you guessed it, Europeans.  The Honey bee may as well be considered native since they've been here as long ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants, UF IFAS Extension

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