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Public Speaking: Getting beyond the fear through the three P’s


January 21, 2022

A Common Fear We have all heard the statistics regarding the fear of public speaking.  Typically surveys indicate that between 72-75% of the population fears public speaking. While there are a lucky few that do not experience the anxiety associated ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Events
Tags: #OC4H, 4-H, 4-H Events, Leadership, Life Skills, Ocextension, Public Speaking, Youth

Roselle Hibiscus—The Florida Cranberry


December 10, 2021

I know you know the tropical hibiscus flower. Perhaps you have enjoyed some hibiscus tea? It is a more popularized way of drinking up this flavorful flower, but it has many more uses than you may know of! One such use is a cranberry flavored ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Cranberry, Cranberry Hibiscus, Drink, Edible, FFL, Garden, Gardening, Grow Your Own, Healthy, Hibiscus, Holiday, Hwooten, Ocextension, Red, Roselle, Sorrel, Tea

Are Rock Yards Florida-Friendly?


November 24, 2021

A Rock Yard is Not Florida-Friendly Rocks increase heat and can stress plants and increase plant pests and disease. They are usually imported from other states. Rocks do not support Florida's wildlife, including bees, butterflies, birds and ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida-friendly Landscape, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gravel, Groundcover, Ocextension, Rock Yard, Rocks, Stones, Sustainable Landscapes, Turf Alternatives
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Use the Fall Festivities to Teach Children Money Saving Tips


October 7, 2021

It's that time of year again when gorgeous foliage, a gentle chill in the air, and sweaters and scarves all contribute to that cozy fall feeling and Halloween also sets the tone for enjoying the cool days of Fall. Some families, however, spend ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Children Saving Money, Kids And Money, Life Skills, Money Saving Tips, Ocextension, Saving Money, Teaching Children About Money

Underutilized Trees: The Nagi Tree


September 9, 2021

I’ve got a Nagi feeling about this… Natural and Horticultural History Human desires can be capricious and plants can fall in and out of vogue. Somewhat surprisingly, things as long-lived as landscape trees have different levels of merit ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cflandscapes, Evergreen, Ocextension, Tree, Underutilized, Urban Forestry

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