Monthly Archive: November 2016

Smart Holiday Packaging

During the holiday season nothing carries good cheer and holiday spirit across the miles like receiving a package full of homemade treats. If you go to the effort of preparing food gifts you want to be sure the contents arrive in the condition they were sent in. The first step is to pack it right. …

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Change Lawn Practices for the Season

Changing temperatures and shortening day lengths also brings changes in lawn care practices.  Even though rainfall is currently lacking, turf will not require the same frequency of water as during summer conditions.  Grasses are storing food in stems and roots and not growing very much at this time of year.  Routine watering may lead to …

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2016 Coastal Marine Life Survey Reports

Volunteers in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties have been assisting Florida Sea Grant with surveying our bay area for indicator species.  Bay scallops were once found in high enough numbers to support both a commercial and recreational harvest, but no longer.  Declining water quality, loss of habitat, and overharvesting have made the animal rare in …

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Beef Cattle Production Workshop

Area Cattlemen/Cattlewomen: You are invited to attend our Cattlemen’s meeting and supper. It will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:30-7:30PM at Jerry Jones’ barn located at 12011 Hwy 89, seven miles South of the red light in Jay.   Topics of Discussion: “Blood Testing to Determine Pregnancy in Beef Cattle” “Heifer/Cow Nutrition …

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Local Seafood, What’s in Peak Season? November

As we try to do every month, we will list local seafood that is currently in peak season and should be a good bet for your next tailgate or holiday gathering. Again, we are considering LOCAL seafood as any seafood product that is harvested or cultured within 250 miles of your area – in our …

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Fall Gardening Series: Container Gardens

Interested in gardening in small spaces? Join Escambia County Master Gardeners on Wednesday, November 9 for ‘Container Gardening’ at the Myrtle Grove United Methodist Church, 1030 N 57th Ave.  Program will feature different uses of containers and how to use a variety of plants to add color to your landscape or porch.  The session will …

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