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The Green Scene “September”


September 7, 2011

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Recycling, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “August”


August 8, 2011

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Water, Water Conservation

The Green Scene “June”


June 8, 2011

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

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “May”


May 8, 2011

Wondrous Wakulla 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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “April”


April 8, 2011

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “March”


March 8, 2011

Preservation Parties 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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “February”


February 18, 2011

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “January”


January 8, 2011

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Big Bend, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

The Green Scene “December”


December 18, 2010

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

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources
Tags: Community, Conservation, Educational, Environment, Families & Consumers, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, FDA Concerns, FYCS, Green Living, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, The Green Scene, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension

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