Monthly Archive: April 2012

Public Issues and Conflict Management Training

Navigating in Rough Seas: Public Issues and Conflict Management (PICM) May 23-24, 2012 8:30 until 5:00 pm each day Pensacola State College, Milton Campus Building 4900, room 4902   Contact: Chris Verlinde                chrismv@ufl.edu                850-623-3868  Join the UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension and the Pensacola Bay Watershed Environmental Coordination Team by participating …

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Garden Tour

“Mondays in the Gardens” is a new free gardening program being offered at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center Gardens under the direction of Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners. Monday, May 14, Tina Tuttle will deliver a presentation, “Variegation: Nature’s Great Mistakes” in the UF shade garden classroom. Tina is a National Garden …

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Orchids are not an ordeal to grow

One of the thrills of gardening is walking outside and discovering a new bloom. Recently I spotted a splash of color in a shady corner of my landscape. What did I place in that neglected portion of the yard? To my delight, it was a lovely orchid bloom. I’m not an orchid expert—far from it. …

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Hit a home run with Knock Out roses

I love roses, I always have. After many years of growing roses, I found myself becoming, dare I say it, a bit of a rose snob. If it wasn’t a hybrid tea, I didn’t want anything to do with it. But as many Southerners know, the hybrid teas do have to be pampered and constantly …

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2012 Small Farms Conference

Anyone interested in becoming a part of, and strengthening the small farm community in Florida? The small farms conference is for you!  It will take place July 27-29, 2012 in Kissimmee, FL.  Check it out here! Sessions include: ·         Beginning Farmers and Ranchers ·         New Markets and Regulations ·         Food Safety ·         Good Bug, Bad …

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Meet the New Commercial Horticulture Agent!

We are pleased to introduce our new Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent, Blake Thaxton.  Blake Thaxton comes from Auburn, Alabama, where he attended Auburn University and earned both his Masters of Science degree and Bachelors of Science degree.  Blake has experience in the “green industry” working for the largest landscaping company in Alabama and also having …

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Squash vine borer invades the garden

Last week the zucchini plants in my garden began to flower. I knew that it would not be long before I would enjoy all the culinary pleasures of this versatile cucurbit. My concern was that all the bees, needed for pollination, seemed to be enjoying the flowers of a nearby bottlebrush plant and not visiting …

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Nuisance Wildlife Seminar

Uninvited guests making a nuisance of themselves?  If they are of the wildlife type, Santa Rosa County Extension invites you to a 2-hour seminar on “Managing Nuisance Wildlife in your Yard” on April 26 from 6pm to 8pm.  The Santa Rosa County Extension Office is located at 6263 Dogwood Drive, Milton, FL 32570. Dr. Holly Ober, …

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How to grow your vegetables in a straw bale

A fun technique to try in your vegetable plot is “bale” gardening. Using straw or hay bales to grow plants in is a great option for people who have limited mobility, for those whose garden soil is poor, and for those who have little space to garden. It’s an easy and low-cost way to create …

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“Kiderpillar School” tours begin

Do you need an interesting and educational field trip? “Kiderpillar School”, an award-winning educational program, is now accepting reservations for class field trips Monday through Wednesday beginning 23 April 2012. Tour visits consist of a basic lesson on butterfly conservation, the life cycle and habits of the butterfly followed by a journey through the vivarium …

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