Monthly Archive: April 2014

Another New Invader is in Town – Beach Vitex

Beach vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) is a plant native to the western shores of the Pacific Ocean. It was first brought to the United States in the 1980’s to help stabilize and restore dunes in the Carolina’s after a heavy hurricane season. The plant quickly began to take over and crowd out natives within their dune …

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Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting

Escambia County 4-H Foundation Executive Board Meeting April 23, 2014 Noon – 1:00 Escambia County Extension Office Please rsvp to Fran, lainhaf@ufl.edu   Agenda  Board duties and responsibilities 4-H Acquisition Update Planning date for Full Board Training Financial Report – Finance Committee

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Living in the Coastal Zone

Living in the Coastal Zone: What You Should Know About Changes to Your Flood Insurance. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, two locations. See flyer for complete details. Topics: Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program made by the 2012 Biggert-Waters Act and 2014 Grimm-Waters Act and how they may affect your home and property insurance rates.

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Bottlebrush Regrowth

It is always better to wait when it comes to evaluating winter damage on plants.  Many people have already written off their beautiful bottlebrush trees but we are currently seeing new growth emerge at the Escambia County Demonstration gardens.  Early on we throught the plants were damaged beyond hope but signs of regrowth prove that …

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Tomatoes at Twilight

Workshop for farmers interested in learning about small farm tomato production. April 24, 2014. UF/IFAS WFREC. See flyer for complete details and registration information. Tomatoes at Twilight Flyer.

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EFNEP Families Save $1,028.40 a Year!

What is EFNEP?  EFNEP is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program sponsored by UF/IFAS Extension in Escambia County. Adult EFNEP participants learn to: Buy and prepare healthier foods for their families. Save money at the grocery store. Be active. Keep food safe. Who can attend?  Groups of individuals with children who are eligible for …

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Escambia County 4-H Scholarships

Escambia County 4-H Foundation & Navy Federal Credit Union 4-H Scholarships Available Escambia County 4-H Foundation is happy to offer college scholarship opportunities to graduating senior 4-H members. Thanks to the generosity of Navy Federal Credit Union, two 4-H scholarships are available this year. Applicants may apply for both but can only receive one. Please read …

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