Monthly Archive: August 2017

So What’s Good with Local Seafood?

Actually, if you like seafood – it’s all good! However, not everyone does and sometimes when this question is asked they are interested in not how it taste but where the seafood came from. In recent years, there has been a move across the country to learn more about where their food comes from. Whether …

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Citrus Greening: Homeowner Help

Citrus greening is a devastating disease affecting all cultivars of citrus. It is likely caused by a bacteria that is spread through the feeding of a specific insect, the Asian citrus phyllid. Once a tree has the disease, there is no cure. At this time the Florida Department of Agriculture (FDACS) is offering a pysllid …

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Learn How to Air Layer

Air layering is an easy method to propagate new plants that results in a larger specimen for potting up.  Not every plant can successfully form an air layer and there are specific steps in order to be successful.  Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County Master Gardener In the Garden for Air Layering on Wednesday, August …

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Trying to Solve the Marine Debris Problem

Since the early 1970’s, when Chief Iron Eyes Cody shed a tear on a television commercial, we have been trying to reduce the amount of solid waste found along our beaches and within our waters.   Though numerous agencies and civic groups, led by the Ocean Conservancy, have held beach and underwater clean ups over the …

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2017 Central Florida Agri-Tourism Conference

September 26-27, 2017   REGISTER HERE   http://tinyurl.com/ CentralFL-AgritourismConf   Participants must register in advance Registration ends September 22   COST Register by September 8 Both days: $70 (limited to 55 tickets) First Day only: $35 Register by September 9-22 First day only: $45.00   PolkAgriTourismFlyerPrint    

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training Class Applications

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Master Gardener Volunteer Training program.  If you are interested in learning about gardening and serving the community, please request an application packet by calling 475-5230 or emailing bbolles@ufl.edu

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The Sea Turtle Baby Shower

Each year citizen groups from Pensacola Beach host the SEA TURTLE BABY SHOWER.  This fun family event is designed to educate adults and youth about our local sea turtles and some of the hurdles they face. It is always fun and always family oriented.  There will be music, games, contests, and educational booths.  UF IFAS …

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