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  • Green Living June 14, 2018: Enjoy the water safely this summer

    During the hot summer months, many people flock to the water for a little fun in the sun. Fortunately for us, Wakulla County is blessed with an abundance of water bodies which are popular recreation sites.
    However, the water can be dangerous if proper safety precautions are not followed.
    Be aware of the surroundings, especially when swimming in natural bodies of water. Take heed of rapidly changing weather conditions and seek shelter when appropriate. Fast-moving currents, even in shallow water, should be avoided.

  • In the garden now June 14, 2018: Insects

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    Summer is here. The thermometer knows it and the plants are responding with unrestrained growth and production.
    The ample moisture adds to the lush growth of both ornamental horticulture specimens along with fruit and vegetable production. As such there is plenty to do in the gardens and landscapes in Wakulla County.

  • In the garden now May 10, 2018: Color

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    The month of May offers gardeners, homeowners and local foodies a nearly infinite selection of activities, and fruits and vegetables from which to choose. This year has been different from those in recent years with a spring which has had slowly increasing temperatures.

  • GREEN LIVING May 10, 2018: Building better bones

    There are no bones about it, osteoporosis is not a joke. Over time, this condition can lead to brittle bones which break easily and cause debilitating pain. Taking steps early to support bone health can go a long way to decreasing the risk of developing osteoporosis later.
    One excellent way to promote bone strength is through the consumption of calcium and vitamin D. These two nutrients work together to build and strengthen bone tissue. The best way to boost calcium intake is by having a diet filled with calcium-rich foods.

  • In the garden now April 12, 2018: Annuals

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    At last it looks like the winter of 2018 has finished – at least in Wakulla County. The storm systems which are still heaping snow and ice on the northern tier states are producing April showers locally.

  • GREEN LIVING April 12, 2018: Make saving a lifelong habit

    According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency. Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low income, high debt, and unexpected expenses, which can be difficult to control. However, even people without these challenges often do not save like they should.
    Why? They were never taught the importance of saving. They were never taught how to save and therefore do not make it a priority.
    It is never too late to make a savings plan. Start small and stick with it until it becomes a habit.

  • In the garden now March 15, 2018: Frost Danger

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    Sometimes things just get reversed and cause complication. Such seems to be the case with February and March 2018 in Wakulla County.
    February was, for the most part, balmy by most standards and had many residents thinking spring had arrived early. Some were tempted to “roll the dice” and play the odds that the distorted pattern of 2017 did not repeat in the new year.

  • Green Living March 15, 2018: Show those leftovers some love

    By Samantha Kennedy

  • In the garden now Feb. 15, 2018: Kale

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    The month of February 2018 has seen a warming trend, at least when compared to January 2018.
    Still, it is winter in North Florida and only hardiest of vegetables are growing as the thermometer edges towards the freezing mark at least one night a week.

  • Free tax prep assistance is available: Green Living

    Tax season has officially begun, and the UF/IFAS Extension Service is offering free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program beginning this month.
    VITA provides trained tax preparation volunteers who work one-on-one with clients to prepare their tax return and submit it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on their behalf. There is no fee to the client to use this service, but there are restrictions.