Tomato growing in Florida can be a tricky endeavor. It starts out well as you watch the deep green and fragrant leaves unfurl, climbing with fuzzy fervor seeking the sun, only to walk out the next morning with your coffee to discover the chewed ... READ MORE
Slow cookers were first introduced in the 1940’s and it was originally intended to prepare a traditional Jewish dish that needed to cook all day. In the 1970’s, the design was sold to another manufacturer and was rebranded as a "Crock Pot", ... READ MORE
Air fryers have become a very popular kitchen appliance, especially in the last few years. With all the other appliances on the market, do air fryers really live up to the hype? We think they do! Here are the benefits of cooking with an air ... READ MORE
Part 2 in the Uncommon Edible Landscape Plants Series, Part 1 can be found here.
The landscapes that surround our dwellings, for some, may be our first and last connection to nature. They offer respite, little bastions of nature that connect ... READ MORE
Your body needs more than just healthy foods for proper nourishment. Exercising daily, getting plenty of rest and staying hydrated are all essential behaviors for maintaining a healthy body. National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign ... READ MORE
Gardens have a delicate and meaningful existence, they are beautiful, they can sustain us, and they offer us the opportunity to re-engage with the natural cycles of the earth. We can experience the joy of sunshine, the despair of storm-tossed ... READ MORE
Mush Ado About Nothing?
The promise of summer brings so many new curiosities to our landscapes. One of the most dramatic and surprising of these changes is the arrival of mushrooms in our environments. Seemingly appearing between the afternoon ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered how food shopping practices and consumption affects our environment and the planet? Would you like to learn how to select food options that support the community and are better for your health?
“Sustainable ... READ MORE
The financial situation for thousands of families has been drastically altered during the pandemic. In Manatee County, the number of individuals and families experiencing food insecurity has increased. Approximately 44,300 Manatee County residents ... READ MORE
Since 2014, nearly half a million people have committed to "Dining In" on December 3rd for FCS day! Family and Consumer sciences works hard to educate families about essential life skills and provide helpful resources. Show your support for ... READ MORE