How do you approach meal planning? Maybe you plan your menus weeks at a time while others may go for the day-by-day or meal-by-meal approach. Meal planning is essential when it comes to making sure you and your family are getting the nutrients ... READ MORE
Look around you. Wherever you are, your environment influences what you do, including what you eat or drink or how active you may be. All these things can impact your weight and your health. In a previous blog, Tips for Keeping the Holidays ... READ MORE
That's a wrap for the 4-H Pumpkin SPIN Club!
The start of November means that our 4-H Pumpkin Special Interest (SPIN) Club has come to an end. The 4-H Pumpkin SPIN Club educates youth about harvesting, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, food safety ... READ MORE
The latest FDACS statistics ranks snapbeans as #7 in the state for value of production.
St. Johns County is known for potatoes, cabbage and sod, primarily, in the world of agriculture. Vegetables of Asian origins (longbeans, bitter melon, ... READ MORE
October 12th is World Arthritis Day. Arthritis is the "nation's #1 cause of disability." It "affects nearly 60 million adults and 300,000 children." (Arthritis Foundation, 2022). The CDC reports that "more than half of US adults with arthritis ... READ MORE
In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, we're taking a look back at how our 4-H'ers learned to keep their horses safe during a natural disaster.
The 4-H Bits & Boots Club is comprised of horse-loving youth ages 8-18. Throughout the year, youth ... READ MORE
It has been an exciting year for our artichoke trials in Hastings!
After completing three years of variety trials, we came out with some exciting findings and have been sharing our results!
Back in 2017, our retired director, Gary England, ... READ MORE
Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services.
Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE
It is well known that plants and gardening can promote wellbeing. Most of you reading this are likely gardeners or plant enthusiasts who have first hand experience with the myriad benefits caring for our green friends can impart. Caring for ... READ MORE
This fall, the St. Johns County Extension Office will be Growing Local!
For many years, we have hosted the Datil Pepper Fall Festival the first weekend of October in St. Augustine at the Ag Center. While we have enjoyed bringing the community ... READ MORE