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Egg-cellent Celebrations: Safeguarding Springtime Traditions with Egg Safety Tips


March 28, 2024

Springtime brings warmer weather and festive occasions like Easter, Passover, and graduations. And what's a spring celebration without eggs? From cooking all the traditional recipes to preparing for the annual egg hunt, it's important to handle ... READ MORE

Category: , Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Easter Eggs, Egg Safety, Food Safety, Foodbourne Illness, Healthy Holiday, Salmonella

Preserving Strawberries: A Guide to Freezing


February 16, 2024

As we relish the flavors of locally grown strawberries, their sweet aroma and vibrant hues evoke the essence of sunshine captured in each bite. In the wake of Valentine's Day, where strawberries often take center stage, let's dive into the art ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Relationships & Family, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Food Preservation, Food Safety, Freezing Fruit, Strawberries
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Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale includes Native Plants


April 27, 2023

The UF/IFAS Okaloosa County Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their 2023 Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the temporary UF/IFAS Extension Annex located at the Okaloosa Technical College (OTC) in Fort Walton Beach. Our ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Plant Sale
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Learn about Pollinators for your Landscape and Garden


March 14, 2023

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn how to bring pollinators to your property, enjoy a delicious lunch and even learn how to cook and store fresh herbs. This and more will be covered at the No Mow March Event taking place at the Okaloosa ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Crops, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Recreation, Turf, Wildlife
Tags: Events, Growing Vegetables, Herbs, Lawns, Pollinators, Wildflowers
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No Mow March Event on March 27


March 1, 2023

If you are interested in learning more about pollinators that are important to wildlife, on our farms and in our lawns, landscapes and gardens, you’ll be interested in the No Mow March event. This event offers something for everyone from ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Health & Nutrition, HOME LANDSCAPES, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, Wildlife
Tags: Annual Weeds, Easter Egg Safety, Lawns, Pollinators, Seminar
Foreground flowering plants in landscape bed with green lawn in background

Master Gardener Volunteers Ready to Help in Fort Walton Beach


January 30, 2023

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

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Master Gardener Volunteer, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostics

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