Category: Natural Resources

Green Scene: FDA Continues to Study Bisphenol A

By Shelley  Swenson Family and Consumer Sciences/Expanded Food and Nutrition Program UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Several months ago I wrote an article about some of the safety concerns expressed by many on the use of Bisphenol A (BPA).  It… Read More

Is it time to ban the can? What is BPA?

By Shelley Swenson Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Is it time to Ban the Can? What is BPA and should I avoid it? Where is the research to support this concern?  Has it been suggested to you through your reading… Read More

Big Bend Bugs! – Hickory Horned Devil

Hickory Horned Devil (larva), Regal Moth or Royal Walnut Moth,Citheronia regalis (Fabricius) (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Saturniidae: Citheroniinae) The imposing larva, known as the hickory horned devil, is most often observed when it is full grown and comes down from the trees… Read More

Arbor Day 2012

Free Trees at Arbor Day Festival Join Wakulla County Extension as we celebrate Arbor Day.  January 21st will find the 8thannual Crawfordville Arbor Day celebration – and tree giveaway – at Hudson Park.  Starting at 10am on Saturday,… Read More

The Green Scene “November”

Being Green:  The Conservation House At the recent Mighty Mullet Festival, Sustainable Big Bend volunteers and I provided an educational booth featuring simple changes that can be easily made in your home to save energy.  It was a… Read More

The Green Scene “October”

Recycling in the Garden Extension Agents often share ideas with each other which can be utilized both on the job and personally.  I remember an Escambia Family and Consumer Sciences Agent telling me about a border in their… Read More

The Green Scene “September”

Recycling:  Because it is the Right Thing to Do? I can’t think of many issues that have been more controversial in our county this year than county-wide trash and recycling.  I certainly don’t have many answers but I… Read More

The Green Scene “August”

Being Green:  Learn to Preserve Food I have had such fun teaching people this spring and summer the basics of how to safely preserve food through small “canning parties” held in homes, church kitchens or at the Extension… Read More

The Green Scene “June”

Wise Water Use for Floridians Sustainable Big Bend and the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Office have dedicated programming time this year to assist with the University’s Sustainable Floridians program.  Our approach has been to establish community-based sustainability discussion… Read More