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Tag: Family and Consumer Sciences

Soil Testing For A Successful Spring Garden

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director Residents of Wakulla County are heading out of doors to engage in the wide array of available activities. Sunshine, fresh air and there are very few insects to encounter, so… Read More

Caution: Poison Ivy And Poison Oak

By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The spring-like temperatures and clear blue skies serve as a near irresistible enticement to enjoy Wakulla County’s natural environs. The springs, forest and coastline each have a unique charm and attraction… Read More

6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow

Beekeepers Workshop & Trade Show April 21st & 22nd The University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Beekeeping in the Panhandle Working Group has once again teamed up to offer the 6th Annual Beekeeper’s Workshop & Tradeshow on… Read More

Onions: A Hardy Crop That Stands Up To North Florida Winters

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival earlier this week of frigid winter weather in Wakulla County by way of 2017’s first polar express has changed the gardening landscape. Only the hardiest vegetables have survived,… Read More

CHILLY WINTER IS PRIME TIME TO CONSIDER SPRING GARDEN

  By Les Harrison Wakulla County Extension Director The arrival of chilly temperatures have, no doubt, proven the winter of 2016/17 is in progress. The cold days and freezing nights have taken a toll on power bills, auto… Read More

Upcoming Blue Zones Discussion Groups

  “What if I said you could add up to ten years to your life?  A long healthy life is not an accident.  It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.  If you adopt… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Blue Zones Study Group Forming

Before I begin with my chosen topic, I am sorry to report on the informationseeking meetings that I had scheduled with WastePro to discuss some of the gray areas and questions that have arisen concerning recy-cling in the… Read More

Blue Zones Discussion Group – August 2016

If you were unable to participate in the Blue Zones discussion earlier this year, take heart! There will be Blue Zones Discussion Group meeting in August at the Wakulla County Extension Office. There will be four sessions total,… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Prepare For Growing Old

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by the year 2050 the nation’s elderly population will more than double to 88 million, and the more frail, the over 85 year population will quadruple to 19 million. Older Floridians, their… Read More

Take Advantage Of Curbside Recycling In Wakulla County

Be sure to check out this month’s feature in The Green Scene. It is been a number of years since our county adopted curbside recycling. Since then there have been thousands of pounds of materials that avoided the… Read More