Larry Williams

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Name: Larry Williams
Date registered: February 29, 2012

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  1. Learn about camellias in Fort Walton Beach on Valentine’s Day — February 8, 2015
  2. 100 years of Extension, improved lives and shaped a nation — December 31, 2014
  3. Emerald Coast Home Show Offers Lawn, Landscape Seminars — September 5, 2014
  4. Fall into Vegetable Gardening Course at Extension Office — September 2, 2014
  5. 2014 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day Includes Landscape Info — June 12, 2014

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Learn about camellias in Fort Walton Beach on Valentine’s Day

Camellia in bloom
Photo Credit: Larry Williams

As a community service, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society, which is over 50 years old, will conduct a free Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. The workshop will be held at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex, 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach from 9 a.m. until noon on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/02/08/learn-about-camellias-in-fort-walton-beach-on-valentines-day/

100 years of Extension, improved lives and shaped a nation

In one way or another, I would argue that we all have benefited from legislation signed 100 years ago referred to as the Smith-Lever Act. The Smith-Lever Act established the Cooperative Extension Service, a unique educational partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the nation’s land-grant universities and counties that extends research-based knowledge through a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/12/31/100-years-of-extension-improved-lives-and-shaped-a-nation/

Emerald Coast Home Show Offers Lawn, Landscape Seminars

The Emerald Coast Home Show, Health Fair and Business Expo will include lawn and landscape seminars and an information booth hosted by the Okaloosa County Master Gardeners. This event will be held at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island on September 13 and 14. The horticulture seminars will be provided by the UF/IFAS …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/09/05/emerald-coast-home-show-offers-lawn-landscape-seminars/

Fall into Vegetable Gardening Course at Extension Office

Fall into Vegetable Gardening

Fall is a great time to plant a winter garden. One of the benefits of living in the Florida Panhandle is that we can grow vegetables twelve months out of the year. But not all vegetables can be successfully grown during our cooler fall and winter months. If you have struggled with vegetable gardening or …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/09/02/fall-into-vegetable-gardening-course-at-extension-office/

2014 Turfgrass Expo & Field Day Includes Landscape Info

2014-Turfgrass-Expo-Postcard

There is something for the professional, Master Gardener and homeowner at the 20th Annual Turfgrass Expo & Field Day. You’ll see and learn the newest in the areas of lawn grass varieties, weed control and many other topics related to selecting, establishing and maintaining a Florida lawn. Plus, the expo includes landscape info.  This University …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/06/12/2014-turfgrass-expo-field-day-includes-landscape-info/

2014 Home Show includes landscape seminars

This year’s Home Show, sponsored by the Building Industry Association of Okaloosa & Walton Counties, will include lawn and landscape seminars. The Home Show will be held March 8 and 9 at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.   On Saturday, March 8 at 11am, Master Gardener Margaret Stewart will provide a seminar on …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/03/02/2014-home-show-includes-landscape-seminars-3/

Preventing tree failure Arbor Day program in Crestview

Many trees fail as a result of improper planting procedures. Planting too deep and not addressing circling roots at planting are common causes for tree failure. There are two main ways deep planting causes the decline or death of trees. It suffocates roots and rots the base of the trunk. Planting a tree too deeply …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/20/preventing-tree-failure-arbor-day-program-in-crestview/

Spring Into Vegetable Gardening Course

Spring Into Vegetable Gardening Flyer

If you have ever considered planting a spring vegetable garden, attend a 4-week series to learn all you need to get started. This workshop series, titled “Spring into Vegetable Gardening,” will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. starting January 14th and concluding on February 4th. The cost is $30 per …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2014/01/08/spring-into-vegetable-gardening-course/

Peanut butter challenge for Okaloosa County

Join Okaloosa County Extension along with University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Peanut Producers Association to help take a bite out of hunger by participating in a local peanut butter drive.  We are competing against other peanut producing counties in the Panhandle for the most jars of peanut butter …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/10/22/peanut-butter-challenge-for-okaloosa-county/

Fall: Florida’s Best Gardening Season Seminar at Crestview Library

Fall - Florida's Best Gardening Season

Fall should be our busiest gardening season in North Florida. It’s a more comfortable time to be outdoors. Many plants only do well when planted during the cooler weather of fall. Fall planted trees and shrubs have a higher survival rate as compared to those planted in spring. Many nurseries have a better selection of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2013/09/25/fall-floridas-best-gardening-season-seminar-at-crestview-library/

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