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2016 Camellia Workshop in Fort Walton Beach

The Greater Fort Walton Beach Camellia Society will conduct a free Camellia Workshop to introduce the camellia to area residents. This year’s workshop will be held Saturday, February 6 at the Okaloosa County Extension Annex, 127 NW Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. The workshop, which is free, is open to the public from 9AM …

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New Year’s Resolutions for your Landscape Seminar

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The beginning of a New Year is a great time to evaluate your lawn, landscape and garden and to formulate resolutions for the New Year that will lead to improvements. Otherwise, you’re likely to move well into 2016 making the same old mistakes that resulted in failures and frustrations with your lawn, landscape and garden. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/12/21/new-years-resolutions-for-your-landscape-seminar/

Participate in Okaloosa County 2015 Peanut Butter Challenge

Donate Unopened Jars of Peanut Butter. Photo Credit: Jennifer Bearden, UF/IFAS Extension Agent

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 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/10/30/participate-in-okaloosa-county-2015-peanut-butter-challenge/

Wildflowers of Northwest Florida Seminar & Fall Plant Sale

Wildflowers at Okaloosa County Extension Office. Photo Credit: Larry Williams

We are blessed with a wealth of native wildflowers here in Northwest Florida, many of which are blooming now. We get many questions from the public related to the identification of these plants, usually when these wildflowers are in bloom. So, we thought we’d offer a seminar for the public titled, “Wildflowers of Northwest Florida.” …

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Plant Clinic this Friday to Help Diagnose Lawn, Landscape & Garden Problems

A plant clinic will be held Friday, September 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard. The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis, including weeds for identification. Bring …

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Success with Trees Seminar Wednesday, August 19

Healthy trees provide many benefits for our environment and landscapes here in Northwest Florida. They cool our surroundings, buildings and homes in the hot summer months. Trees provide aesthetically pleasing views, provide privacy and so much more. In order to have success with trees, we need to begin by selecting the right tree for the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/08/12/success-with-trees-seminar-wednesday-august-19/

Time to Begin a Fall Vegetable Garden and to Attend Plant Clinic

Fall/Winter Vegetables. Photo Credit: FAMU

Our hot temperatures may not indicate it, but it’s time to begin a fall vegetable garden. Cool-season vegetables include many of the leafy-green vegetables such as cabbage, collards and spinach. Other cool-season vegetables that you can enjoy include radish, beets and carrots. Let’s take a closer look at some of the plants to be planted …

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Free canning seminar to teach safest and newest methods of preserving your produce

Canning Seminar

Q. I’ve had a successful year with my vegetable garden and am looking for a class on how to safely can some of my produce. Does the Extension Office have an upcoming class that I can attend? A. Yes. Jill Breslawski, UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent for Okaloosa and Walton Counties, is …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/09/free-canning-seminar-to-teach-safest-and-newest-methods-of-preserving-your-produce/

Plant Clinic this Friday, July 10th

A Plant Clinic will be held Friday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard.   The plant clinic is designed to provide a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis, including weeds for identification. Bring …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/07/08/plant-clinic-this-friday-july-10th/

Time to apply for the 2015 Master Gardener training course

The Okaloosa County Extension Office is taking applications for the 2015 Master Gardener training course. The Master Garden Program in Florida is a joint endeavor of University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension and gardening volunteers in participating counties. This program is specifically designed to recruit and train volunteers to help meet …

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Permanent link to this article: http://okaloosa.ifas.ufl.edu/blog/2015/06/26/time-to-apply-for-the-2015-master-gardener-training-course/

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