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Homemade Cleaners are Safe and Inexpensive

Ever thought about making your own homemade cleaners?  You should!  Many of today’s commercial cleaners are petroleum-based, which may have harmful effects on human  and environmental health. But have no fear! On the market today are many wonderful… Read More

Keeping Important Papers and Documents

How to store your important documents.

Keeping Important Papers by Samantha Kennedy, UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County In 2005, I applied for a United States passport. As part of the application process, I had to provide an original copy of my birth certificate. Luckily, I… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Slow & Easy – Secrets to Great Slow-Cooked Favorites

healthy soup

Did you know you can make bread, cake, and even beverages is your slow cooker?  It’s for more than just pot roast and chili.  Learn tips and tricks for making the most of your slow cooker. DATE: April 9,… Read More

Shop Local for a Healthier Environment

Farmers markets are a good way to shop local

This year’s National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food.” One of the main components of this is “shop local.” Why? Because by shopping and buying local, you are not only supporting small businesses and small farmers,… Read More

Proper Food Storage is a Food Safety Must

wrapping food loosely in aluminum is not a proper food storage practice

One of the key messages during this year’s National Nutrition Month “Go Further with Food” theme involves proper food storage. So much food is wasted each year because it is not stored and handled properly, resulting in spoilage…. Read More

Prepare Meals in Advance to Save Time and Calories

March is National Nutrition Month.  This week’s nutrition tip: PREPARING MEALS & SNACKS IN ADVANCE. So many of us are busy with family, work, and school, we often forget to plan our meals and end up grabbing something… Read More

UPCOMING CLASS: Healthy Soups & Stews

Looking for a few fresh and simple ideas for family meals? Want to try new ways to use your summer harvest? This hands-on workshop will teach you how to create easy and delicious soups and stews you and… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Scams and Fraud

Woman holding credit card and bill

Each year in the United States, Americans lose billions of dollars to scams and fraud.  Unfortunately, much of this total belongs to people over 60 years of age. Older Americans are the most targeted group for scammers. They… Read More

Hurricane Irma

Need some help getting prepared for what may be a major hurricane and its aftermath? The UF/IFAS Extension publication DISASTERS: PREPARATION & RECOVERY is available free at the UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County location at 84 Cedar Avenue in… Read More

Healthy Cooking Classes Offered At The UF/IFAS Extension Wakulla County

  Title: Healthy Cooking Series: Cooking with Herbs Date: September 7, 2017 Time: 6:00-8:00pm Location: UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Service Cost: $10.00 (cash or check) Description: Learn about a variety of herbs and how to use them to… Read More