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Category: Lawn

Family Gardening During Pandemic Rises


June 28, 2021

One of the unexpected results of the pandemic during the last year has been the increase of families in the yard and garden. As a matter of fact, according to a new survey released by Scott's Miracle Grow, over half of the US population (55%) ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family
Tags: Family, Gardening, Lawn, Vegetables, Yard, Youth

Gardening Increases Self-Confidence in Youth


June 24, 2021

Confidence plays a crucial role in youth development. Kids with low self-confidence are more likely to drop out of school, experience depression, succumb to peer pressure and not have friends. As a parent, you can help your child build self-confidence ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Confidence, Family, Gardening, Youth

Gardening Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety in Youth


June 23, 2021

Gardening can make a great impact on the mental health of youth. There are many ways to get youth interested and involved in gardening! Gardening's Impact of Youths Mental Health. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 7.1% (approximately ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Management, Lawn, Money Matters, Relationships & Family
Tags: Anxiety, Container Gardening, Coping, Depression, Family, Gardening, Youth

Container Gardening with Kids


April 14, 2020

When trying to find the perfect outdoor activity for children, consider container gardening. There are many benefits to kids gardening from the educational to the physical benefits. But one of the best things is your kids will love it! It ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Curriculum, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Container Gardening, Fruits, Gardening, Herbs, Kids, Nutrition, Plants, Raised Bed, Vegetables, Youth

2018 Rainfall in Lafayette County


January 23, 2019

Florida's climate is characterized by wet and dry seasons with rain predominantly occurring between the months of June through October. The average amount of rain for Lafayette County is 55-56 inches per year. The oldest official rainfall ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Water, Work & Life
Tags: El Nino, F.A.W.N, Lafayette County, Rainfall, Weather

Poinsettia: The Christmas Plant


December 5, 2018

What plant comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Most people might say a Christmas tree or mistletoe, but there is another plant that represents Christmas, the poinsettia. Most people might not know the story of the poinsettia and how ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Christmas, Christmas Plants, Florida Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping, Poinsettias

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse


October 3, 2017

  With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern. Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry. How can we help to conserve water? Water reclaiming ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscape Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Recycle, Recycled Water, Wastewater Treatment Facility, Water Conservation, Water Reclaiming, Water Reuse

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Practices


September 29, 2017

  If you live in Florida, you know that the weather is hot and dry most of the time. How can you keep your yard beautiful all of the time and be economically friendly, even through the dry seasons? Florida-Friendly landscaping is the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Water
Tags: Florida, Florida-friendly, Home Landscape, Landscaping, Lawn, Yard

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