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 wanted to take this ... READ MORE
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 Office. There seems ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Last week I had the privilege of being a part of Medart Elementary School’s annual Project Learning Tree. Each year the student’s curriculum is enhanced by bringing speakers from the Big Bend area into the classroom to ... READ MORE
A Family Visit: A Lesson in Sustainability
Last week I had a great time entertaining my daughter, her husband and their two children ages 2 and 6 months. They made the long trip from Missouri to visit “Nano” and I am thankful for each ... READ MORE
Some of the emerging trends in Wakulla County are gardening, buying at farmers markets and preserving food. There seems to be many explanations for the interest surge, some of which include better control over the foods ... READ MORE
Why Use Your Ceiling Fans?
I am somewhat of a newcomer to ceiling fans; for in the Midwest, where I spent most of my life, they were considered more an option in homes. In Florida they are a necessary appliance. Each time I return to Kansas ... READ MORE
Topic Free Cleaning Alternatives
Do you believe that the best way to learn is to teach????? I am hired to be a teacher but I believe that in the 16 years that I have been affiliated with the Kansas and Florida Cooperative Extension Services, ... READ MORE
Wow! What Did We Do Before Bottled Water????
Does my timing to Florida as my permanent residence correspond to the introduction of bottled water into our society or are Floridians just more prone to littering than Kansans? I can’t believe ... READ MORE