Environmental Education

Recycling Celebration and Compost Giveaway

Interested in improving your garden beds with locally produced compost. Join UF IFAS Extension Escambia County and ECUA for a compost giveaway on Friday, August 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 (or until compost is gone). Participants will attend a 10 minute educational session on curb side composting and then receive two 40 pound bags of …

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Seawater… It’s a Blue Ocean

  However, here is what is amazing… you take a glass and dip into the Gulf – raise it to observe – and it is clear… like a glass of water. There is no color to it at all.  The emerald greens and cobalt blues are gone.  What happen?  We say the sea is blue, …

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SOUTHWEST ALABAMA STORED GRAIN WORKSHOP

Pesticide recertification points and Certified Crop Advisor Points will be available. Sponsored by the Alabama Wheat and Feed Grain Checkoff  Committee. Thanks to Shelly Farms and Perdido Farms for hosting the workshop July 18, 2017 Southwest Alabama Stored Grain Workshop Shelly Farms – Bell Creek Road, Atmore, Alabama Registration is free. Please PRE-REGISTER by contacting Kim …

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African Blue Basil for Pollinators

One of the best plants to attract bees and other pollinators to the garden is African blue basil. Learn more about growing this basil In the Garden with UF IFAS Extension Escambia County.

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Lichens In the Garden

Lichens are a natural occurrence in nature. Learn about the relationship between a fungus and an algae and why they are common in landscapes.

Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/06/07/lichens-in-the-garden/

Solar PV: Is it for me?

University of Florida Extension in Escambia County is partnering with the UF IFAS Extension in Leon County, SunFarm Energy, and Compass Solar Energy to sponsor a 3-hour primer on solar photovoltaic (PV) [electricity from solar panels]. Remote instructors include solar professionals with Independent Green Technologies, City of Tallahassee Utilities, Talquin Electric Cooperative and the Leon …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/03/08/solar-pv-is-it-for-me/

Wait Until April for Lawn Fertilizer

Many of us want an attractive lawn this season and recent warm weather encourages us to act now. Be cautious not to act too quickly with your fertilizer application. Despite warmer temperatures, it is still the recommendation to wait until April for applying nitrogen fertilizer. UF studies show that nitrogen applied before April 15 easily …

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Permanent link to this article: http://escambia.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2017/03/03/wait-until-april-for-lawn-fertilizer/

Solitary Bees Make Their Return

Consider yourself lucky this year if your landscape is found to be a suitable spot for one of our solitary bees. Late winter and spring are the times when these beneficial bees begin their development, causing interest and concern for many homeowners. The majority of bee species do not produce a colony. The solitary bees …

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Cooking from the Estuary

Shrimp, blue crab and many species of fish depend on our local estuaries. Places like Perdido, Pensacola and Escambia Bays, Bayous Texar, Grande and Chico and Big Lagoon are home to local seafood species.   In celebration of National Estuaries Week, UF/IFAS Extension Florida Sea Grant and Family and Consumer Sciences will offer the “Cooking …

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Irrigation and Crop Management

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sam and Scott Walker’s Farm | Intersection of Hwy 99 & Melvin Road in Oak Grove, FL The location is about ¾ mile south of the Oak Grove Baptist Church located at 2600 N Hwy 99 McDavid (or Century depending on your gps) TOPICS Interpretation …

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