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2020 Peanut Butter Challenge Begins October 1

Since the coronavirus disrupted normal routines with school and workplace closures in March, area food pantry efforts across the Big Bend have seen increased traffic. In Wakulla, addressing food insecurity and hunger is a community effort. With support… Read More

FDACS Asking Floridians to Report Suspicious Seed Packets from China

Nicole Nikki Fried WP feat

All information provided by Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services   PHOTOS: Photos of seed packages received by Floridians can be found here. Photo credit:… Read More

Building a Dry Garden Bed

WMGV Ask MH Part 2 Aug 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   In a previous blog, I described plants to consider using in a dry garden bed.  Now I will describe what it takes to create the bed.  Doing something like this is… Read More

Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael

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  For Immediate Release: August 21, 2020 Contact: Office of Communications, (850) 617-7737 Twitter: @FDACS & @NikkiFriedFL Registration Now Open for $380 Million Hurricane Michael Timber and Irrigation Recovery Block Grant Programs Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Agriculture Commissioner… Read More

Garden idea for full sun, dry area

Ask Michelle Hackmeyer Aug 2020 feat

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer   Do you have a hot, dry, full sun area that you would like to make into some kind of interesting garden bed?  First let me be clear when I say ‘full… Read More

Wakulla County Extension New OMR Mural

Outdoor Wakulla Living mural

SacredVisionsStudio.com   The Wakulla County Nakashima Family has honored us once again here in June 2020. The Nakashima Family has created our second beautiful mural for the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension in the “office meeting room” (OMR), for… Read More

Two Native Ornamental Shrubs for Shade

Two Native Orn Shrubs July 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   Two lovely shrubs for part-shade are the American Beautyberry and Oak Leaf Hydrangea.  Both plants grow to over 8 feet in height and width, so they need room to sprawl.  Both… Read More

Patrick Williams is new extension agent

Pat Williams New Ext Director

The Wakulla News presents 6/4/2020 Article By WES MAYBERRY The Wakulla News Staff Writer Williams comes to Wakulla from position as residential horticulture agent in Sarasota County Extension Director Patrick Williams Patrick Williams’ love of horticulture dates back… Read More

Aztec Grass, Mondo Grass, and Lioriope for Shady Areas

Aztec Grass June 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer JoAnn Green   All three of these non-native ‘grasses’ make lovely groundcovers and borders in the shady landscape.  Each prefers partial shade, and a few do okay in sunnier areas.  They are relatively easy… Read More

Eliminating Tree Seedling Permanently

WMGV Ask Michelle Hackmeyer May 2020

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Get Rid of Unwanted Vegetation Do you have little tree seedlings growing up along a fence, in a hedge, or near other shrubs?  And every time you cut one down, three sprout… Read More