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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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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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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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Diagnosing lawn, landscape and garden problems

Diagnosing plant problems in the lawn, landscape or garden can be difficult and costly when guessing. Sending a sample to a diagnostic laboratory and/or attending a plant clinic may be helpful in solving some of these problems. A plant clinic will be held Friday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fort Walton …

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Plant Clinic this Friday in Fort Walton Beach

A plant clinic will be held Friday, May 8 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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Inter-planting for Seasonal Color Seminar

Annual Color in the Landscape. Photo Credit: UF/IFAS

Take the guesswork out of providing seasonal color in your landscape and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Marie Harrison as she presents this seminar on Inter-planting for Seasonal Color. Marie is a local author of a number of books including Gardening in the Coastal South, Southern Gardening, an Environmentally Sensitive Approach, Groundcovers for the South, and …

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Lawn Weed ID at Upcoming Plant Clinic (Friday, April 10th)

Cool Season/Winter Weeds in Lawn during spring, Credit: Larry Williams

Correct identification of a weed is the first step in control of that weed. Most weeds that are dominant in our lawns, landscapes and gardens now are winter annuals. They stand out in late winter and early spring. Most are blooming now with white, yellow and purple flowers. It may appear that these weeds suddenly …

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Controlling Tomato Pests in the Home Garden Seminar

Damage to tomato fruit caused by hornworm,
Credit: James Castner, University of Florida

Despite the fact that the State of Florida is one of the top two tomato producing states in the United States, many times the Florida home gardener finds it difficult to grow tomatoes. Florida farmers are first in the production of fresh market tomatoes with California farmers being first in the production of processed tomatoes …

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NWF Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association Workshop

Honeybee visiting flower. Credit: UF/IFAS

The Northwest Florida Gulf Coast Beekeepers Association is hosting its first annual workshop on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Florosa Elementary School, 1700 Highway 98, Mary Esther. Open to the public, the eight hour event will feature hands-on demonstrations of how to raise bees, collect honey, and build beehives. Guest speakers will include Doug Corbin, …

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Upcoming Lawn & Garden Seminars

Home grown tomatoes. Credit: Larry Williams

With spring on its way, your local University of Florida Extension Office in Okaloosa County is providing lawn and garden seminars for the public.  Plan Before You Plant Seminar: Take the guesswork out of vegetable gardening and join Okaloosa County Master Gardener Lee Vanderpool as he presents this seminar on planning your vegetable garden. Topics …

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