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Family and Consumer Sciences

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The Wakulla County Family and Consumer Sciences program focuses on providing timely, relevant, and reliable information on topics such as nutrition, health and wellness, and family resource management through a variety of classes, workshops, and community events. Family and Consumer Sciences educational programming provides people with the knowledge and skills they need to improve their quality of life and that of their family. Samantha Kennedy is the Family and Consumer Sciences agent in Wakulla County. She specializes in healthy cooking, food safety, food preservation, health and wellness, and financial management.

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Make Saving a Lifelong Habit

by Samantha Kennedy According to the Federal Reserve, most Americans do not have enough money saved to even cover a $400 emergency.  Many factors contribute to this lack of savings, such as low income, high debt, and unexpected expenses, which can be difficult to control.  However, even people without these challenges often do not save like they should. Why?  They were never taught the importance of saving.  They were never taught how to

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Free Home Management Classes

Residents can attend free classes at the Wakulla and Franklin County Libraries over the course of the spring and summer. Topics for these modules cover a variety of home management topics which include, emergency preparedness, self-protection from fraud, and home kitchen skills. The schedule and list of topics can be seen below. Samantha Kennedy from the Wakulla Extension Office will be leading these modules. Extreme Recipe

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP: Spring Vegetable Canning

Turn your spring harvest into delicious canned goodies!  Learn the basics of pressure canning vegetables, from vegetable preparation to processing. DATE: May 14, 2018 TIME: 6:00 - 9:00pm WHERE: Wakulla County Extension office, 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville COST: $10.00/person This will be a hands-on class.  All materials will be provided. Limited spaces are

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