UF/IFAS Extension
Gulf County County

From energy conservation to growing better tomatoes to helping youngsters develop self-esteem, University of Florida/Gulf County Extension Service offers a wealth of practical information for today’s families.

Contact

gulf@ifas.ufl.edu
(850) 639-3200
232 E. Lake Ave., P.O. Box 250
Wewahitchka, FL 32465

Hours

Main Office: Monday - Friday
Open to Public: 8am - 4pm Central Time
Satellite Office: 502 E. 4th Street, Port St. Joe, FL 32456 (days/times vary)

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Spice Things Up With Alternative Seasonings
With today’s continued focus on healthy eating and the dangers of high blood pressure, seasoning and cooking with salt has decreased.  Alternative seasonings such as herbs and spices are excellent additions to any dish without the dreaded sodium

10/24/2017

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Learn to create a pollinator/butterfly garden
Butterflies, birds and bees are fun to watch and an important part of food and flower gardens. In our free, one-hour class, we'll teach you techniques to attract and keep them in your yard and garden, what they need, and some of their favorite plants

02/16/2018

Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch
Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make? If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with nutrition, offer some variety, and won’t end up in the trash requires planning, creativity, and lots of energy! Get children involved! Even young school-age children can help make their own.

10/24/2017

State Fair offers more than the Midway
The Florida State Fair opens February 8 and runs through the 19th at the state fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida. The first state fair was held in 1904 on the grounds of what is now the University of Tampa

02/07/2018

Are Your Hands Clean?
It’s something we all hopefully learned as children and carry with us now into adulthood: washing our hands often and properly. But I’m sorry to say that we’ve probably all witnessed numerous instances of people leaving the restroom, coughing or sneezing, touching their cell phones or any number of other filthy surfaces, and then neglecting to wash their hands

10/24/2017

The After-school Snack Attack: Strategies for Busy Moms
  With kids back in school, moms face a set of challenges that somehow seem new every year. One of those challenges is what to feed kiddos who race in the door hungry after a long day in the classroom

10/24/2017

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    Seven Tips for a Healthy School Lunch
    Now that school is back in session, are your struggling to find healthy and safe lunches to pack?  Do you cringe with every peanut butter and jelly sandwich you make? If you are like me, finding healthy lunch time meals that are packed with nutrition, offer some variety, and won’t end up in the trash requires planning, creativity, and lots of energy! Get children involved! Even young school-age children can help make their own.

    10/24/2017

    Wet Socks
    What’s worse than wearing wet socks? Okay – wet, dirty socks. Or wet, dirty socks with holes

    10/13/2017