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High Blood Pressure

February is American Heart Month Have you had your blood pressure taken lately? Research shows that about half of the adults that suffer hypertension have not been diagnosed. There are several risk factors for developing high blood pressure–learn… Read More

What’s in the Garden Now – Broccoli

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent January and February’s cool to cold rainy weather hardly brings gardening to mind for most Wakulla County residents. The… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! 2015 has officially arrived, and what better way to start the new year than with fresh produce–from right here in Florida! Make sure to get your Fresh From Florida shopping list to know what locally… Read More

What’s In Season Now?

Fresh From Florida! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! What better way to impress your sweetheart than with a home-cooked meal–using fresh Florida produce! Your February shopping list is here! Shelley Swenson is your local Extension Agent III… Read More

National Wear Red Day This Friday!

February is American Heart Month! January’s presidential proclamation states, “cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and… Read More

Get Your Free Tree at the Arbor Day Festival!

Starting at 10am this Saturday, the 11th annual Crawfordville Arbor Day festival — and tree giveaway —  will take place at Hudson Park!  There are hundreds of trees to choose from, including: redbud, tulip poplar, bald cypress, parsley… Read More

Wax Myrtle

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Wax Myrtles actively produce berries during the winter season when most plants lie dormant. This quality makes them a valuable resource for our wildlife here in Wakulla County. Read… Read More

What’s In the Garden Now – Turnips

By Les Harrison, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director and Shelley Swenson, UF/IFAS Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent. Simple, easy and low maintenance are not normally terms applied to growing vegetables in Wakulla County, or anywhere else. … Read More

Happy Hundredth Anniversary To Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service

This is the centennial of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of all Floridains. We visit the Wakulla county office to see some of the things they do… Click here to view the… Read More

Safer Summer with Sunscreen

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 2 million American develop skin cancer every year. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that melanoma incidents have increased by almost two percent each year since… Read More