What happened to the old Extension Office Annex on Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach where I used to go to have my lawn and garden questions answered?
Here is the answer as well as info on where to find us now.
The main office for ... READ MORE
In celebration of Florida’s Arbor Day, free tree seedlings will be given away on Friday, January 20, 9 am to 1 pm or until trees are gone. This event will be held at the John McMahon Environmental Center located at 132 Butler Avenue in ... READ MORE
Do you have that difficult to buy for person on your Christmas shopping list? I have an idea, especially if that person enjoys gardening.
The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension ... READ MORE
The University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is taking applications for the 2022 Master Gardener Volunteer training course.
We are looking for people who will provide volunteer time at the Extension Office in Crestview ... READ MORE
Diagnosing landscape problems can be tricky. There are basic steps that can be useful in solving plant problems in your landscape.
Step 1 Identify the Plant. By knowing the type of plant affected, you can begin relating causes ... READ MORE
World Wildlife Day was celebrated on March 3, 2022. This year’s theme is “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration.” We celebrate this day to bring attention and awareness to many of the plants and animals that are considered ... READ MORE
February is American Heart Month and when I think of heart, my thoughts turn to seafood. Perhaps that is unusual, but I love seafood and the fact that the American Heart Association recommends 1 to 2 seafood meals a week fits right into my gastronomic ... READ MORE
There are a lot of good oyster quotes. One I remember from childhood is the saying to only eat oysters in months with the letter “r,” basically September to April. I believe this originated when all oysters came from the wild. This was a ... READ MORE
Note: This article was contributed by Maria Wilson, Florida Forest Service Senior Forester for Okaloosa County.
What is the Florida Forest Week and who is the Florida Forest Service? Florida Forest Week is from October 31 to November 6, 2021 ... READ MORE
The northwest Florida area has been identified as having the highest concentration of invasive lionfish in the world. Lionfish pose a significant threat to our native wildlife and habitat with spearfishing the primary means of control. Lionfish ... READ MORE