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Lunch & Learn Vegetable Gardening Class this Thursday, August 17

Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Horticulture Agent in Okaloosa County, will provide a Lunch and Learn Vegetable Gardening class emphasizing what we can grow in North Florida during fall and winter as well as how to incorporate organic gardening techniques that work in Florida’s climate. This class will be held Thursday, August 17 from 12 noon …

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August Landscape & Garden Events Offered by UF/IFAS Extension

Whether you’re interested in vegetable gardening, beneficial insects or having a plant problem diagnosed, there are a number of gardening events happing this month through the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Okaloosa County. Lunch & Learn Vegetable Gardening Classes I’ll provide two Lunch and Learn Vegetable Gardening classes for the Okaloosa County Employees emphasizing what we …

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Plant Propagation Lecture & Mini Plant Sale

Many of our favorite woody shrubs and herbaceous plants can be started from cuttings. Here is an easy method that can be used to root dozens of plants at home. You’ll need the following supplies: Sharp hand pruners. Clean plastic nursery pots (1, 2 or 3 gallon size) with drain holes. Well-drained sterile media such …

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July Plant Clinic in Fort Walton Beach

The July Plant Clinic will be held Friday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The Plant Clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. Bring a fresh …

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Do Homework Before Planting Fruit Trees & Attend Growing Fruit Seminar

Not every fruit tree will grow and reliably produce fruit in North Florida. Temperature is the most important factor determining where certain fruits can be grown. It’s the reason why apples and blueberries do not do well in South Florida. It’s also the reason why people living in the northern part of the state find …

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June Plant Clinic this Friday

The June Plant Clinic will be held Friday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Fort Walton Beach at the Okaloosa County Extension building, 127 W. Hollywood Blvd. The Plant Clinic provides a place and time for people to bring in samples of plants for diagnosis including weeds for identification. Bring a fresh …

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Multiple Locations to Get Lawn, Landscape and Garden Help

The University of Florida has offices in all 67 Florida Counties. These Extension offices are part of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and they offer you the “front door” to UF experts. UF/IFAS Extension in Okaloosa County now offers assistance to citizens with lawn, landscape and garden questions at three …

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Container Gardening Lecture & Mini Plant Sale

A little imagination, a decorative container and appropriate plants can turn a bare spot into a splash of color. Consider using a container of annuals to add color to a backyard deck or a paved entrance way. Or what about that area under the tree where grass doesn’t want to grow and where it would …

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2017 4-H Summer Camp at Camp Timpoochee & May Plant Clinic

Do you need something fun and educational for your child to do this summer? The Okaloosa County Extension Office has a suggestion for you – Camp Timpoochee. Camp Timpoochee, located in Niceville on the Choctawhatchee Bay, is the site for 4-H Camp for Okaloosa County. The 2017 camp for Okaloosa will be June 5-9 for …

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Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale & Native Plant Trail Tour

Spring Plant Sale Okaloosa County Master Gardeners will hold their Spring Plant Sale 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22 at the Extension Annex located at 127 W. Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. There will be a great selection of plants, including many hard-to-find Florida-friendly and UF/IFAS recommended varieties grown by Okaloosa County …

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