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Energy Efficiency at Home
For every season and in all kinds of weather, it's a good idea to pay attention to your surroundings—specifically, your home. Air conditioning and light bulbs often come up in conversations about energy efficiency, but they are only two considerations out of many others

10/15/2021

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Indian River County Extension Peanut Butter Challenge 2021
By Christine Kelly-Begazo, Indian River County Agricultural Extension Agent III, The Peanut Butter Challenge, UF/IFAS Extension's annual jar collection for local food pantries that launched in the Florida Panhandle in 2012, is again spreading statewide this year.  Unopened jars of peanut butter can be donated to the Indian River County Extension office, located at 1800 27th ST, County Administration Building B, and

10/14/2021

Grocery Shopping for Your Health: The freezer section
In our last two "Grocery Shopping for Your Health" posts, we covered the produce department, looking at fresh fruits and vegetables. In this post, we will head over to the frozen foods aisle, and talk about frozen dinners, frozen fruits and

10/12/2021

The Teal Pumpkin
Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? For many families that have a child with certain food allergies, the scariest part about Halloween is making sure their child does not ingest candy with the allergen.  Common allergens, such as nuts and dairy, are found in candy, and it could be life-threatening if there is even the slightest oversight

10/09/2021

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2021 Peanut Butter Challenge
Take The Challenge  By Samara Purvis Bradford County 4-H Extension Agent  Peanut Butter: a nostalgic staple found in most American kitchens has made its appearance in many lunch boxes or ladled around a spoon for a snack. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), The creamy nutty spread holds 7 grams of protein for every 2 0z serving

10/08/2021

Shiny-leaf Wild Coffee Brings Life to Troublesome Shady Spots
With the botanical name Psychotria nervosa you ask, “why put this plant in my yard?”  The name translates “life” and “sinewy,” describing red berries that birds and small mammals eat and green shiny leaves with pronounced veins. Wild coffee is a partial shade and full shade loving evergreen shrub that brings life to your yard

10/07/2021