I had the privilege of spending a day recently with children from Medart Elementary School for their annual Project Learning Tree (PLT).
During PLT, community representatives make presentations on nature, conservation and sustainability practices.
The 2013 theme was Wakulla Life is Nice! and was coordinated by Brooke Mohr, a nationally recognized Project Learning Tree facilitator.
Incidentally she also is an incredibly talented Wakulla County 4-H leader.
Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. What better time to clean your slate and prepare for the activities of spring and early summer.
Here are 10 tips to help you lighten your load:
1. A good rule of thumb for keeping something is if you USE it, LOVE it or NEED it.
2. To keep yourself motivated remember purging clutter frees up your resources (time, space, money, attention) for the things in life that you REALLY want.
The moderate to cool evenings and warm days of early May 2013 have extended the spring growing season for Wakulla County’s gardeners.
The sufficient rains are maintaining the last of the cool season vegetables while the summer garden gets its start.
April 2013 has seen the arrival of the spring growing season for Wakulla County’s gardeners. Cool evening temperatures and sufficient rain is keeping the remainder of the cool season vegetables going strong and offering the opportunity to plant for summer.
Onions are a common cool season root vegetable which grows well in local sandy soils. This native of central Asia handles north Florida’s winters with scarcely a challenge to its hardy heritage.
Knowing when a claim of being green is actually true and not an advertising ploy can be difficult if you are not armed with the knowledge of how to spot a green cleaner.
There are a few approaches to finding one, including using a third-party certification as a guide, reviewing the ingredients and product label and/or researching the company.
In 1999, after 15 years in law enforcement, I went to work for Merck and Co. in Albany, Ga. During the years at Merck I focused on building my photography business and started doing weddings, family, and nature shoots.
Soon I realized taking pictures could never be just a business, it was a lifelong passion. Over the years I still had my dream of taking pictures of Alaska and all its natural beauty.
Genetically Modified Foods (GM) are making the news with legislators getting involved at our State Capitol recommending that everyone has a right to know what is in their foods and specifically if any food has been genetically modified. Perhaps you as a consumer would appreciate some insight into this issue.
Keith Schneider and Renee Goodrich Schneider are both from the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida and offer this abbreviated summary.
What is a GM Food?