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  • GREEN LIVING September 13, 2018: Helping kids learn to love vegetables

    Back in June, I wrote about a variety of helpful tips to keep consumers safe online. This month, I want to revisit the topic again, with a closer look more specifically at online shopping.
    With the ease, convenience, and popularity of internet shopping, it is especially important to take certain precautions before filling that online shopping cart.

  • In the garden now: Fall garden

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    September is a month of curious contradictions and juxtapositions, at least for gardeners in Wakulla County. Depending on the individual characteristics of the environmental factors of the year, events and occurrences can cancel each other.
    Still much can be accomplished during this transition period from summer to autumn.

  • In the garden now August 9, 2018: Preparation

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    The last thought on the mind of many Wakulla County residents in August is working in the yard and garden. It is hot and humid, and there are a bumper crop of bugs which delight in attaching exposed skin.
    Still, there are many (too many in the opinion of some) task which can have positive results in the months to come. Luckily many of these can be accomplished in the early and relatively cooler part of the day.

  • Green Living August 9, 2018: Shopping safely online

    Back in June, I wrote about a variety of helpful tips to keep consumers safe online. This month, I want to revisit the topic again, with a closer look more specifically at online shopping.  With the ease, convenience, and popularity of internet shopping, it is especially important to take certain precautions before filling that online shopping cart.

  • In the garden now JULY 12, 2018: Bad Bugs

    By LES HARRISON
    and
    SAMANTHA KENNEDY
    Of Wakulla Extension

    The month of July in Wakulla County is known as a period for maintaining the landscaping and gardening efforts of the weeks leading up to this date. While it is great to be outside for recreational activities, the lawn and garden chores can be a bit tedious in the typical heat and humidity.

  • GREEN LIVING July 12, 2018:Sizzling tips for grilling safely

    Summer is in full swing in Wakulla County, and with the recent Independence Day celebrations and the upcoming Labor Day weekend, outdoor grilling will be a popular pastime. Cooking on the grill can be fun and flavorful, but it is important to follow a few simple rules to ensure safety.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.